Bakersfield, California (KERO) —Today, the Secretary of State of California has confirmed the results of the September 14 Governor’s election. It was widely predicted that Governor Gavin Christopher would not be recalled, which became official on Friday morning.
According to data from the California Secretary’s Office, Governor Gavin Christopher maintains his office with 62% of voters voting “no” to recalls across the state.
In Kern County, nearly 40% of voters voted to keep Newsam as governor, and 60% voted to bring Newsam back.
Governor election figures for 2018 show that Newsome won the state with almost 60% of the votes cast. But he got only 40% of the votes in Kern County. This is almost the same as the result of the call election three years later.
Political analyst Allen Borer said one of the reasons Newsam is still favored by the governor may be that race is branded in a partisan way.
“After all, it’s a party issue, this is what Gavin Christopher wanted to do, and they did it,” Borer said. “I know his team has successfully turned the recall. What they said as Republicans remembered that they wanted to make this a party issue, and people were in line with the party’s policy. It was more likely to vote and that happened. “
Return of Voting by Mail According to statistics, 91% of ballots returned in Kern County were returned by mail. This is about the same percentage of state-wide mail ballots.
In the state-wide turnout, about 60% of registered voters voted for elections, and 52% of voters voted.
In Kern County, almost half of the registered voters voted, and about 40% of the voters voted.
Given that the election had two questions on the ballot, Bolar said it was a pretty good turnout.
“That’s amazing, and I think it’s great that a lot of people were involved. I think partly because California has all moved to ballot voting by mail.” Said Bolar.
Mr. Borer said it would be good for everyone to receive a mail ballot to remind people to vote.
“You automatically know that you can still vote directly, but you will receive that email ballot, and for some people it suggests that something is happening. And enough to remind you and it’s a little easier, I can fill it out in the home drop of my mailbox.
The second question on the ballot was who should replace Newsam if Newsam was recalled.
Republican candidate Larry Elder won almost 50% of the vote, and second Democratic challenger Kevin Pafras won about 10% of the vote.
In Kern County, Larry Elder won nearly 70% of the vote, and secondly John Cox won about 6.5% of the vote.
“You’ll know a little about what I expected Kevin Falkner to do better. He was really very poor and, as you say, he wasn’t even in second place,” Borer said. rice field.
But even if midterm elections take place in the coming months, Bolar said he doesn’t think the recall will affect that season of the election.
“Well, I don’t think recalls will have much impact next year. The truth is, these things move very fast, and what we think is very important at the moment is so important almost overnight. It means that people have a very short memory of politics, “Bolar said.
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