California recall election outcomes LIVE: Gavin Newsom fends off recall vote saying state voted YES to ‘beating pandemic’

GAVIN Newsom will stay governor of California as his GOP rival Larry Elder conceded defeat following Tuesday’s recall election.

With round 66 p.c of the votes counted, projections present that the “No” marketing campaign will win the election.

Gov Newsom advised Democrats in Sacramento that Californians had “rejected cynicism and bigotry and selected hope and progress”.

He stated that voters had stated “sure” to science, vaccines, and ending the Covid pandemic.

In the meantime, radio host Elder advised his supporters to be “gracious” in defeat.

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