.AP didn't declare a 'winner' in the California recall election because voters decided not to remove Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. It rendered the second question on the ballot of who should take his place moot.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Associated Press declared Tuesday night that Gov.
, with a majority of voters choosing not to oust the Democratic governor with just over a year remaining in his first term.But it did not name a victor for the second question on the statewide ballot: Who should replace Newsom ifthe recallwere successful?
Voters could choose among 46 candidates, led by a handful of Republicans with enough resources to run a statewide campaign in California’s expensive media markets.The results of that question could provide a sneak peek into the viability of several well-known Republicans heading into next year’s statewide general election. Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder had more than 43% of the vote in early returns, easily outpacing the other candidates on the ballot.
ADVERTISEMENTBut because voters decided not to remove Newsom from office, AP did not declare a “winner” for the second question because the outcome of the second question on the recall ballot was made irrelevant by the outcome of the first.“We can’t declare a winner, because (Elder) didn’t win anything. He’s not going to be governor,” said Stephen Ohlemacher, AP’s Elections Decision Editor. “We always want to be very careful in what we report. And we want to be clear about what we’re doing, so when we declare a winner, it’s very definitive.” headtopics.com
Newsom had urged his supporters to leave the second question blank, and the votes counted so far suggests they followed that advice. Of the more than 8 million ballots counted as of late Tuesday night, about half didn’t include a pick for who should take over in the event the recall had been a success.
When AP reported the recall had failed, “no” on the question of whether to kick Newsom out of office was ahead by a 2-to-1 margin. In the days ahead, as votes cast at in-person polling places on Tuesday are added to the total, that lead will likely shrink, Ohlemacher said.
But AP’s analysis concluded that Newsom’s lead among votes cast early and by mail — which were the first to be counted on Tuesday night — was far too big for “yes” to catch up.“They will be counting votes for days. That lead will probably narrow. But it’s just so huge right now that there’s just not enough votes to be counted to overcome a lead like that,” Ohlemacher said.Read more: The Associated Press »
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Investigate how misleading the ballot is was and why over 5.5 MILLION people voted for candidates but only 3.3 million voted YES on recall!! That would put Elder in as Governor! Again, investigate that AP! I dare you. Because 5.5 Million people are going to get it investigated! California has lowest number covid cases in the country right now, fifth largest economy in the world.
Newsom saved his job. What about the other 1,400,000? petty framing for the right wing bosses! Good Jerb! I can't believe this I thought Yall wanted him out I sure did i love seeing conservatives lose and cry its my daily medicine my weekly energy my monthly inspiration my yearly motivation. their loss is the only reason i’m still alive, i was born to love and enjoy the failure that they have achieved
OnlyLosers Y’all see Kammy’s face 😂 like trolololol So Newspme won the ballot question?
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Gov. Gavin Newsom Prevails In California Recall ElectionThe state's Democratic governor has survived a Republican-led effort to oust him from office a year early.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom stays in power as recall fails California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday emphatically defeated a recall aimed at kicking him out of office early, a contest the Democrat framed as part of a national battle for his party’s values in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and continued threats from “Trumpism.” Newsom bolted to a quick victory boosted by healthy turnout in the overwhelmingly Democratic state. “‘No’ is not the only thing that was expressed tonight,” Newsom said.
Gov. Gavin Newsom Prevails In California Recall ElectionThe state's Democratic governor has survived a Republican-led effort to oust him from office a year early. 👍👍👍 The People in California who believe in Science, Progress and Diversity Prevails. 🙌
Gov. Newsom thanks Californians after recall effort is defeatedSpeaking to supporters in Sacramento, California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom thanked voters for a resounding defeat to the Republican-led effort to recall him from office. What has this man accomplished as governor? Looking around all I see is trash, homelessness, violence, high unemployment, unaffordable housing, and crumb infrastructure California has deteriorated under his reign Hwy Makes me think I should run next elections, the people deserve better, common sense reforms, there are good solutions to our problems, homeless, cost of living, crime, drug and alcohol detox, ect ect