Live coverage: Californians react to Newsom remaining in office

California Recall Election

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Gavin Newsom will remain the governor of California.

KRON4 followed today’s gubernatorial recall election that decided the fate of Gov. Newsom.

Californians cast their ballots to decide whether Gov. Newsom will continue to lead or if the nation’s most populous state veers in a more conservative direction amid anger over his actions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier Tuesday, Gov. Newsom made his final anti-recall campaign stop in San Francisco, where he met with volunteers who have helped get people out to the polls.

He was most recently in San Francisco for his campaign exactly one week ago, surrounded by longtime political allies like Mayor London Breed, and even past opponents. Newsom was elected mayor in 2003 and re-elected in 2007, before becoming Lt. Governor of California.

KRON4 has live team coverage all across the Bay Area and across the state tonight.

San Francisco

KRON4’s Vicki Liviakis is live from San Francisco at a recall election watch party held at “Mannys”

KRON4’s Jonathan McCall is live from San Francisco with GOP locals.

Santa Clara County

KRON4’s Rob Fladeboe joins us live from Santa Clara County where election officials are welcoming last-minute voters this afternoon.

Sacramento

KRON4’s Dan Thorn is in Sacramento with the latest after Gov. Gavin Newsom addressed California.

Placer County

KTXL’s Bridgett Bjorlo reports live from Placer County where gubernatorial candidate Kevin Kiley prepared for tonight’s recall election results.

Orange County

Republican organizers gathered enough signatures – 12% of voters from the last election that come from at least five different counties – to prompt the recall election against Newsom.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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