Governor Newsom Prevails in Recall Election

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Gov. Newsom brandishes a fist as he speaks at a podium in from a Vote No sign.
Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks to union workers and volunteers at the IBEW Local 6 union hall in San Francisco on Sept. 14, 2021, the day of his recall election. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Californians Vote Overwhelmingly to Keep Newsom in Office

Governor Gavin Newsom has soundly defeated a recall effort to remove him from office.  Although votes still need to be counted, more than 60% of those that have been tallied thus far voted no on the question of whether he should be recalled.
Reporters: Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos, KQED

What's Next After the Recall Election?

With Governor Newsom's decisive win in the recall election, he can now focus on several pressing needs, from the pandemic to homelessness and wildfires.  But he'll also be back on the campaign trail soon enough, as he's up for re-election next year.
Guest: David McCuan, Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department at Sonoma State University

COVID-19 Cases Dropping in California

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says California’s coronavirus transmission rates are now tilting in the right direction. The state’s coronavirus transmission level has fallen from “high” to “substantial,” the second-highest tier as defined by the CDC.
Reporter: Tara Atrian, KCRW