California recall election: Live results and updates on the Newsom vote

California Governor Gavin Newsom makes an look after the polls shut on the recall election, on the California Democratic Celebration headquarters in Sacramento, California, U.S., September 14, 2021. (Fred Greaves/Reuters)

California Gov. Gavin Newsom addressed the divisions within the nation as he mirrored on his marketing campaign efforts to defeat the gubernatorial recall, describing democracy like an “vintage vase.”

“You may drop it and smash it in one million completely different items. And that is what we’re able to doing if we do not stand as much as meet the second and push again,” Newsom stated throughout his remarks from Sacramento.

He continued: “I stated this many, many occasions on the marketing campaign path. You already know, we could have defeated Trump, however Trumpism just isn’t lifeless on this nation. The large lie. The January sixth rebel. All of the voting suppression efforts which might be occurring all throughout this nation. What’s occurring, the assault on basic rights, constitutionally protected rights of ladies and women. It is a exceptional second in our nation’s historical past.”

Newsom ended his remarks by paying homage to the late Robert Kennedy, who he described as his “political hero.”

“However I am reminded of one thing, I do not know, just a few a long time in the past, somebody instructed me when describing a tough and difficult second. Stated the ‘The world is just too small, our time is just too brief, and our knowledge is just too restricted to win fleeting victories at different folks’s bills.’ And he went on to say ‘We should all triumph collectively.’ So in that spirit of recognizing and reconciling this second and making an attempt to grasp what’s happening not simply right here within the state however all throughout the United States of America, I simply need to say this; tonight I am humbled, grateful, however resolved within the spirit of my political hero, Robert Kennedy, to make extra light the lifetime of this world. Thanks all very a lot, and thanks to 40 million People, 40 million Californians, and thanks for rejecting this recall,” he stated.

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