California recall fails: Governor Gavin Newsom stays in power

Californians voted overwhelmingly to keep their Democratic governor Tuesday, roundly rejecting a Republican attempt to unseat him in a special recall vote spurred by mask mandates and Covid-19 lockdowns.Gavin Newsom handily survived a confidence vote that could have seen him replaced by a Republican with only minority support in one of the most liberal parts of the United States.With more than 60 per cent of the votes tallied, NBC, CNN and Fox News said Newsom was set to prevail, with two…


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