Gavin Newsom will complete his first term as governor now that he has defeated the recall, according to a CNN projection Tuesday night.
Newsom looked poised to survive the recall effort with a lead by 5,238,573 votes to 2,478,640 votes, a margin of over 35 percent, less than an hour after polls closed on Tuesday evening.
A California recall election poll worker who had been "previously counseled" to not wear pro-Trump clothing to voting centers was "released" after being photographed at work in clothing celebrating Trump.
Elder has refused to say whether he'll accept the results of the recall election if he loses.
"The Democrats trust the mail, they vote early. But I'm hearing from people saying 'I've been voting all my life, I've never seen lines like this," Larry Elder said.
About one-third of voters have said that COVID-19 remains the biggest issue in the state, according to a California exit poll conducted for CNN and other news networks by Edison Research.
"What that message sends to the United States people all across this country, the vote somehow doesn't matter, that the whole thing is rigged," the California Governor said.
According to the Associated Press, Ying Ma, a spokeswoman for Elder, said the campaign wants "every proper vote to be counted."
The longtime Los Angeles Dodgers catcher voiced his support for Larry Elder in Tuesday's recall election in a video shared on Elder's Twitter account.
California's GOP National Committeewoman Harmeet Dhillon said that while there could be an "innocent explanation" for the incident, "rumors spread like wildfires based on facts."
California Republican Party Chairwoman Jessica Millan Patterson called it "baffling and insulting" for Biden to appear at a campaign event Monday.
Larry Elder has made claims of election fraud despite the outcome of the California recall election still being unknown.
Conservative talk show host Larry Elder, 69, is the Republican front-runner in the California gubernatorial recall election.
Counties must send their first batch of results to the California secretary of state no more than two hours after they begin counting votes when polls close.
The talk radio host shirked the question when asked if he would accept the results of the recall vote.
Governor Gavin Newsom appears on track to defeat the recall election on Tuesday and remain in office.
The president described Republican California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder as a 'Trump clone.'
Larry Elder has hinted at a 2022 run, but his campaign told Newsweek he is focused for now on winning California's recall election.
Elder has previously championed former President Donald Trump's unfounded claims the 2020 presidential election was stolen.
Protesters held signs opposing COVID-19 vaccine mandates and supporting former President Donald Trump.
Governor Gray Davis acknowledged Elder has a following but called him a one on the Richter scale, whereas Schwarzenegger was a 10.
"The leading Republican running for governor is the closest thing to a Trump clone that I've ever seen in your state," President Joe Biden told California voters on Monday.
Democratic leaders including President Joe Biden continue offering their support for Gov. Gavin Newsom as polls remain in his favor.
On the day before the election, polls suggested that Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom is likely to survive the recall effort.
The pro-recall protester was allegedly punched "several times," causing him to fall to the ground. Police continue searching for the suspect.
"Any candidate, Newsom or otherwise, who says I can stop worrying about Latinos after election day, that's a losing strategy," Arturo Vargas, CEO of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO), told Newsweek.
The former president previously suggested that the recall election targeting California Governor Gavin Newsom was "probably rigged."
Voters will head to the polls Tuesday to determine the governor's political fate. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by September 14.
Nearly 1.4 million Latino voters in the state have already cast their ballots ahead of the recall election on September 14.
Governor Gavin Newsom has been performing well over his closest rival Republican Larry Elder in recent polls.