California lawmakers will look to change the recall election process in the state as Gavin Newsom managed to keep his job after a majority of Californians voted no to removing him from office.

“Yesterday’s election highlighted the fundamentally undemocratic nature of California’s existing recall process,” said state Assembly member Marc Berman.

“California laws should not allow an elected official to be recalled and replaced by someone else who receives far fewer votes.”

The lawmakers didn’t go into detail as to what they were looking to change but were hoping to schedule bipartisan hearings as early as next month.

A recall election was called in June after at least 1.7 million Californians signed a petition to oust Gavin Newsom from his job – with many criticising him for his handling of the pandemic.

However he managed to survive the election after a majority 64 per cent voted no to him being replaced.

Yesterday’s election is estimated to have cost taxpayers $300 million USD – with Governor Newsom again up for re-election in November 2022.

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