SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – CBS News has predicted that Governor Gavin Newsom has successfully defeated the recall effort, allowing him to stay in office.
Newsom, a Democrat was only the fourth governor in U.S. history and the second in California to face a recall.
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He was elected in a landslide less than three years ago.
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Newsom got a final push late Monday from President Joe Biden, who warned that the contest could shape the country’s direction on the pandemic, reproductive rights and the battle to slow climate change.
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In 2003, Californians removed Democratic Gov. Gray Davis and replaced him with Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger. The “Terminator” actor won re-election in 2006, the last time a GOP candidate won statewide office in California.