Gavin Newsom, the Democratic governor of California, has withstood a Republican attempt to remove him from office. The California recall election's result guaranteed that the Democrat may finish out his term as the nation's most populous state's top executive.

Newsom is only the second governor in US history to survive a recall election. According to the  Associated Press, his victory elevated him to a significant player in national Democratic politics. 

Newsom required most California voters to vote "no" on whether he should be recalled as governor. According to Decision Desk HQ, he has done it with votes still being tabulated.

"Tonight I'm humbled, grateful, but resolved in the spirit of my political hero Robert Kennedy to make more gentle the life of this world," Newsom said per Times of San Diego. "Thank you for rejecting this recall," he added.

Given that polling showed he had a significant lead and that Democrats outnumber Republicans by a large margin in the state, the findings are unsurprising. Despite this, Democrats went to tremendous efforts to ensure that Newsom would not lose the election, allowing it to absorb most of the party's attention in the last month.

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and other national Democrats flew to the state to persuade voters to cast their votes. In a Market Watch report, President Biden even asked Californians to demonstrate to the rest of the country that "leadership matters, science matters."

Due to problems with state-issued health regulations and the presence of a maskless Newsom at a dinner party during the peak of the Covid incidents, CNBC said over 1.5 million Californians supported the recall petition.

In addition to wildfires, drought, growing living costs, and, of course, the pandemic, Newsom, as governor of the largest state economy in the United States, has had to deal with several issues in the past year. However, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that Covid transmission rates decline in California.

Some Republicans appeared to be prepared to pursue bogus complaints about the election's fairness. Elder set up an online form for voters to denounce fraud, claiming they had found discrepancies in the results even before the votes were fully cast.

Elder was one of 46 candidates — primarily Republicans — on the ballot for the second question. Voters were asked to choose who they thought should succeed Newsom if he failed to meet the majority threshold.

According to Fox News, Elder was still hopeful before the polls closed on Tuesday, noting that long lines at the polls are a good omen in an election in which ballots were mailed to every registered voter in the state. Democrats "trust the mail," he said, but Republicans prefer actual surveys.

Among other candidates, such as Republicans Kevin Faulconer and Caitlyn Jenner, Elder had risen to the top of the polls on the replacement question.

Some Democrats, including Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and former President Barack Obama, had campaigned for Newsom. However, Elder claimed that no one had told Newsom that he had done an excellent job in California.

People are also leaving California for the first time, according to Elder. AP News said Elder's team funded for a website that implied Gavin Newsom had already won the election through fraud.

By Tuesday afternoon, the language had been deleted from the website, but a form for reporting "irregularities, interference, or intimidation while voting" remained.

GettyImages-1340334325 SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 14: California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks to union workers and volunteers on election day at the IBEW Local 6 union hall on September 14, 2021 in San Francisco, California. Californians are heading to the polls to cast their ballots in the California recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images