Newsom Speaks After Election Win


California Gov. Gavin Newsom addressed the state after winning his bid for re-election Tuesday, November 8.

Standing in front of a “Yes on 1” sign, for an Measure 1 abortion rights victory party, Newsom said he was “deeply humbled” by the results, that as of this writing, have him ahead of his opponent Senator Brian Dahle with 58% of the vote.

“I am deeply humbled by the results,” Newsom said Tuesday. “As we turn the page on this campaign and I hope we turn the page on this polarization in our national discourse, once the dust settles with all of these national elections we can all start to reconcile those differences.”

Newsom joked about Tuesday being his third election in four years, referencing the 2001 recall election efforts that he coined the “Republican recall.”

Dahle officially conceded on Wednesday, thanking Californians who voted for him during the run-off.

“Thank you, California! Thank you for your incredible support, and I’m honored to have earned the trust and vote of so many Californians,” Dahle wrote in a statement. “Our grassroots campaign across the state was an opportunity to give a voice to so many who have felt left behind. I look forward to working with my elected colleagues and building a better future for Californians.”

While votes are still being counted, multiple candidates for state positions had wide margins and victors have been called with official results to be certified on December 16.

State results as of November 9 with partial reporting:

  •  Lieutenant Governor- Eleni Kounalakis (57.8%)
  •  Secretary of State- Shirley Weber (58.1%)
  •  Controller- Malia M. Cohen (53.6%)
  •  Treasurer- Fiona Ma (57.1%)
  •  Attorney General- Rob Bonta- 57.2%)
  •  Insurance Commissioner- Ricardo Lara (57.9%)
  •  Sup. Public Instruction- Tony K. Thurmond (62.7%)
  •  U.S. Senate- Alex Padilla (59%)

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