US: California Governor Gavin Newsom defeats recall attempt 15.09.2021

Deutsche Welle | Sep 15, 2021 at 2:00 AM
  • California’s Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday became the second state governor in US history to defeat a recall aimed at removing him from office early.
  • The first wave of early votes had been expected to lean heavily towards the Democrat — more than 8 million of 22 million voters mailed in ballots before polling day.
  • The criticism has focused on mail-in ballots, however, an overwhelming majority of Californians voted by mail even before the pandemic and there have been no cases of widespread voter fraud.