I see I did not get this up, but Governor Gavin Newsom easily beat back the recall vote, winning with 63.2% -36.8% of the vote. Readers will not be surprised that the result was within a few points of his last election,. where Newsom got 61.9%. However, he did finish a bit below on total vote than in 2018, finishing about a million votes less. There are still ballots outstanding, so he may do someone better. The vote as of now is 6,765-521-3,921,187.
Larry Elder finished first in the replacement race with 47.5% of the cast ballots (2.8M) followed by Kevin Paffrath with a hair under 10%. But the leave it blank may actually win. We'll keep you posted.