|September 17, 2021|
Inland Empire voters voice their choice
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Governor Newsom’s popularity is slightly less across Riverside and San Bernardino counties than the rest of the state, results of Tuesday’s recall election show.
While Newsom piled up a landslide victory – statewide - to remain in office, Inland Empire voters were not as enthusiastic. Fifty-two percent voted against his removal.
In San Bernardino County, those who voted for Newsom’s recall overwhelmingly gave Republican Larry Elder the nod. Out of a long list of replacement candidates, Elder was the favorite at 60 percent.
Voter turnout across the Inland Empire in the recall election was far short of what many had expected. With ballot tabulation continuing, only one out of three registered voters cast ballots.
In Riverside County, approximately 200,000 Vote-by-Mail and 5,000 Provisional ballots still must be processed. However, that will not reverse the outcome of the election which was expensive and only the fourth against a California governor.
Newsom is expected to seek a second term in 2022.
Story Date: September 17, 2021