Gov. Gavin Newsom has triumphed in California’s gubernatorial recall election, NBC News and CNN have projected.
With about 60% of estimated votes in, the effort to recall Newsom, which requires a simply majority vote, faces a seemingly insurmountable deficit:
Just a few weeks ago, polls showed Newsom in a dogfight to keep his governorship, but the slowly the numbers started to move more in his favor. The emergence of Larry Elder, a right wing radio talk show host, as a frontrunner among a crowded field of challengers, helped the Newsom campaign put a face on the opposition.
Newsom and Elder weren’t directly running against each other. There were two questions on the ballot. Question 1 asked