California Governor Gavin Newsom has survived his recall election after a majority of voters have voted no to removing him from office, The Associated Press projects.

Governor Newsom – who has held his job since 2018 – was facing the risk of being ousted as state leader after a recall election was called in June.

It comes after 1.7 million California voters signed a petition to remove him from office.

The election took place today and so far the majority of voters want him to remain as the California governor, according to several media outlets who have already called the election.

Gavin Newsom will finish his term but is up for re-election in November 2022.

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