CALIFORNIA RECALL ELECTION 2021

California recall election 2021: results by county, vote count and map

Gavin Newsom is expected to win the historic recall election by as much as 70 percent of the vote. Our team took a look at the county by county breakdown

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California recall election 2021: results by county, vote count and map
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Within the that the polls closed in California, Gavin Newsom was declared the winner of the California recall election. Newsom is expected to overcome his recall with more than 60 percent of the vote. Currently, with 75% of the vote reported, he leads in 30 of the state's 58 counties with 63.8 percent of the vote.

County Election Results by County

County

No Votes

Yes Votes

Last Updated by County

Votes

Percent

Votes

Percent

Alameda

287,014 82.5% 60,716 17.5% September 15, 2021, 12:11 a.m
Alpine 340 60.9% 218 39.1% September 14, 2021, 10:49 p.m.
Amador 6,695 35.3% 12,273 64.7% September 15, 2021, 1:57 p.m.
Butte 31,774 47.5% 35,182 52.5% September 14, 2021, 11:18 p.m.

Calaveras

7,106 38.3% 11,450 61.7% September 14, 2021, 10:35 p.m.
Colusa 1,436 37.1% 2,434 62.9% September 14, 2021, 10:07 p.m.
Contra Costa 252,879 73.1% 92,905 26.9% September 14, 2021, 11:07 p.m.
Del Norte 3,038 42.0% 4,198 58.0% September 14, 2021, 9:30 p.m.
El Dorado 30,715 44.9% 37,723 55.1% September 14, 2021, 11:23 p.m.
Freso 89,502 49.8% 90,181 50.2% September 14, 2021, 11:15 p.m
Glenn 2,047 30.1% 4,763 69.9% September 15, 2021, 3:25 p.m.
Humbolt 24,669 65.9% 12,772 34.1% September 14, 2021, 11:49 p.m.
Imperial 9,535 61.9% 5,862 38.1% September 16, 2021, 12:38 p.m
Inyo 2,431 49.2% 2,514 50.8% September 14, 2021, 10:58 p.m.
Kern 37,262 41.9% 51,725 58.1% September 15, 2021, 1:18 a.m.
Kings 8,799 37.2% 14,828 62.8% September 14, 2021, 10:07 p.m.
Lake 5,605 60.1% 3,728 39.9% September 15, 2021, 12:34 a.m.
Lassen 1,393 16.3% 7,168 83.7% September 15, 2021, 5:25 p.m.
Los Angeles 1,598,140 70.8% 657,584 29.2% September 15, 2021, 2:15 a.m.
Madera 12,757 41.1% 18,271 58.9% September 14, 2021, 10:49 p.m.
Marin 79,616 84.3% 14,873 15.7% September 15, 2021, 12:51 a.m.
Mariposa 3,086 40.3% 4,572 59.7% September 14, 2021, 9:08 p.m.
Mendocino 13,015 69.6% 5,686 30.4% September 15, 2021, 12:38 a.m.
Merced 18,168 50.1% 18,130 49.9% September 14, 2021, 11:47 p.m.
Modoc 706 22.0% 2,505 78.0% September 14, 2021, 11:02 p.m.
Mono 2,074 57.4% 1,540 42.6% September 14, 2021, 11:15 p.m.
Monterey 59,525 70.9% 24,456 29.1% September 14, 2021, 11:39 p.m.
Napa 26,526 70.5% 11,098 29.5% September 14, 2021, 10:57 p.m.
Nevada 23,519 57.7% 17,277 42.3% September 14, 2021, 10:01 p.m.
Orange 477,498 52.6% 429,480 47.4% September 15, 2021, 5:01 p.m.
Placer 56,455 48.9% 59,059 51.1% September 15, 2021, 12:07 a.m.
Plumas 3,008 37.1% 5,106 62.9% September 14, 2021, 8:19 p.m.
Riverside 271,453 52.1% 249,783 47.9% September 15, 2021, 5:29 p.m.
Sacramento 196,291 64.0% 110,502 36.0% September 15, 2021, 12:17 a.m.
San Benito 9,295 59.2% 6,407 40.8% September 14, 2021, 10:09 p.m.
San Bernadino 198,709 52.0% 183,168 48.0% September 15, 2021, 2:55 a.m.
San Diego 512,975 58.6% 362,449 41.4% September 15, 2021, 1:05 a.m.
San Francisco 232,877 86.7% 35,742 13.3% September 15, 2021, 4:05 p.m.
San Joaquin 66,752 56.0% 52,479 44.0% September 14, 2021, 10:52 p.m
San Luis Obispo 26,207 40.8% 37,977 59.2% September 15, 2021, 5:05 p.m.
San Mateo 174,757 79.1% 46,076 20.9% September 15, 2021, 12:25 a.m.
Santa Barbara 68,185 65.0% 36,713 35.0% September 14, 2021, 11:29 p.m.
Santa Clara 381,038 75.6% 123,026 24.4% September 15, 2021, 4:45 p.m.
Santa Cruz 60,654 80.2% 15,004 19.8% September 15, 2021, 12:05 a.m.
Shasta 15,726 33.7% 30,932 66.3% September 15, 2021, 12:23 a.m.
Sierra 1,021 63.1% 596 36.9% September 15, 2021, 4:34 p.m.
Siskiyou 6,131 39.4% 9,422 60.6% September 15, 2021, 4:26 p.m.
Solano 81,042 64.0% 45,651 36.0% September 15, 2021, 5:15 p.m.
Sonoma 112,264 77.9% 31,939 22.1% September 14, 2021, 11:59 p.m.
Stanislaus 50,929 48.3% 54,507 51.7% September 15, 2021, 12:13 a.m
Sutter 7,664 40.8% 11,114 59.2% September 14, 2021, 8:44 p.m.
Tehama 5,721 73.8% 2,035 36.2% September 14, 2021, 11:08 p.m.
Trinity 1,747 45.7% 2,079 54.3% September 16, 2021, 11:46 a.m.
Tulare 30,597 41.4% 43,363 58.6% September 15, 2021, 12:44 a.m.
Tuolumne 9,506 39% 14,849 61.0% September 15, 2021, 4:39 p.m.
Ventura 140,083 59.5% 95,203 40.5% September 15, 2021, 12:50 a.m
Yolo 37,591 71.4% 15,052 28.6% September 15, 2021, 12:25 a.m.
Yuba 5,208 39.2% 8,084 60.8% September 14, 2021, 10:39 p.m.

Source: Secretary of State of California

How much did the election cost taxpayers?

Elections are not cheap, especially in a state like California where the operation requires several millions of people to vote. The state has said that the election cost around 215 million dollars and with Newsom winning by such a large margin, many are wondering if it was worth the price tag.

Which candidate would have replaced Newsom?

While Newsom's victory was clear from the beginning. Larry Elder also garnered the majority of votes in every county in the state. If Gov. Newsom would have cost the recall it would have been Elder to replace him in the Governor's mansion.

While Republicans thought that Elder would be able to rile up the base, he did not. In a more liberal-leaning state, where only 24% of the population is a registered Republican, his Trump-like ideology and rhetoric did not excite voters.

Chris Stirewalt, a Republican analyst with the American Enterprise Institute in Washington DC, reacted to the results by saying that his party "can certainly squander potential opportunities with unsatisfactory candidate selection." 

Towards the end of the race, Democrats doubled down on the comparison between Elder and Trump. During a campaign event the night before the election, President Biden spoke and told the crowd, Elder was "the closest thing to a Trump clone that I've ever seen."