California Gov. Gavin Newsom defeats recall vote

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom was projected to defeat a vote to recall him from office as votes rolled in Tuesday night.
President Joe Biden appears onstage at Long Beach City College in Long Beach, Calif., on Monday night. "You can either keep Gavin Newsom as your governor, or you'll get Donald Trump," he said. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

President Joe Biden appears onstage with California Gov. Gavin Newsom at Long Beach City College in Long Beach, Calif., on Monday night. The two urged Californians to vote "no" in Tuesday's recall election. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

California Gov. Gavin Newsom addresses supporters in Long Beach, Calif., on Monday night and urges voters to vote "no" in Tuesday's recall election. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

The recall was initiated by a petition more than a year ago that accused Newsom of endorsing laws that "favor foreign nationals, in our country illegally, over that of our own citizens." It also criticizes Newsom for the state's high taxes, its homeless crisis, his support for "sanctuary city" immigration laws and other progressive policies. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

GOP candidate Larry Elder's campaign on Monday already started making claims of election fraud as polls showed Newsom was likely to beat the recall effort. Photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI | License Photo

President Joe Biden appears onstage with California Gov. Gavin Newsom at Long Beach City College in Long Beach, Calif., on Monday night. The two urged Californians to vote "no" in Tuesday's recall election. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Republican recall candidate Larry Elder has pledged to undo Newsom's COVID-19 protocols and has preemptively made allegations of voter fraud. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

California Gov. Gavin Newsom addresses supporters in Long Beach, Calif., on Monday night and urges voters to vote "no" in Tuesday's recall election. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 14 (UPI) --

With more than 60% of the votes tallied the "no" vote was leading 68% to 32% and CNN and CBS…
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