Gavin Looking Good As Recall Fails Spectacularly
The Recall Gavin Newsom election was such a blowout loss for the recall that the neworks all called the election a mere 37 minutes after the polls closed. They’re still counting votes, though, and according to the current numbers from the California Secretary of State, the recall failed by a staggering 64%-36% margin — a nearly 30-point loss for the recall buffoons.
Analysis: GOP suffers historically large embarrassment in California recall https://t.co/kR45fo7z92
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 15, 2021
But as the Los Angeles Times points out, that stupid stunt cost taxpayers $276 million, which could have provided a full-ride scholarship for 58,000 college students, or bought 100 million school lunches, or housed 12,000 homeless veterans.
The effort by California GOP to recall Gov. Newsom cost taxpayers $276 million. Imagine how many school lunches that could have bought. Imagine how many homeless veterans that could have been housed. Imagine if this had been directed into something that actually helps people. https://t.co/fZrpDzc1G9
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) September 15, 2021
If you care, nutjob AM radio talk show host Larry Elder “won” among the replacement candidates, with 46.9% of the replacement candidate votes. But that’s misleading, considering that nearly half of all voters left the second question blank and did not choose a replacement candidate.
Caitlyn Jenner got 1.1% of the replacement vote.
As seen above, Elder was the leading replacement candidate in every single county except San Francisco. Here in SF, Youtube influencer Kevin Paffrath squeaked out what is currently a one-point lead, though that could change as more votes are counted.
I wonder if Gavin has a victory party planned at the French Laundry.
— (((BrokeAssStuart))) (@BrokeAssStuart) September 15, 2021
And as Eater SF points out, the real winner was French Laundry, the fancy Napa restaurant that got millions of dollars in nationwide free publicity.
Here’s how we can use Bitcoin to fix California’s broken recall process, a thread. 1/56
— o…k (@kateconger) September 15, 2021
Frustratingly, we’re just going to do this all over again in just a few months. The California governor primary is on June 7, 2022, a little less than nine months from today.