Edit: Upon further review, there was an issue with the state's replacement model. Many use the automatic replacement law for Governors. I've since made the change below:
Thanks to Professor Rick Hasen at the Election Law Blog for running this as a guest post. Just going to include the text here:
Attention is now being paid to one factor of the recall of California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) – the way the recall operates and whether it is “fair.” California’s recall law uses a one-day, two-step process. There is an up or down vote on whether Newsom, where he needs to win a majority (or a tie) to stay, combined with a concurrent vote on the replacement candidate, which only counts if Newsom loses. The replacement candidate only needs a plurality to be elected. Newsom is not allowed to run to replace himself. The result of this structure is that Newsom’s replacement can win office with a tiny fraction of the vote that Newsom received in losing office.