Newsom won. California’s recall system could use reform.
The recall attempt was essentially an effort to hack California’s electoral system.
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has beaten back an attempt by Republicans to recall him from that office. Many votes remain to be counted in the state, but Newsom’s lead looks solid — well over 60 percent of votes on the recall question are for keeping Newsom in office.
The result is a vindication of Newsom’s...