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Newsom voices support for raising California recall requirements after resounding victory

The day after convincingly defeating the effort to oust him from office, us-regions Gov. gavin-newsom” target=”_blank”>Gavin Newsom<

According to the latest unofficial results from election officials, roughly 64% of Californians voted no – meaning against removing Newsom from office – in Tuesday’s elections” target=”_blank”>recall election<

“They’re working in opposition of the will of the people when they take action like that to limit our ability to self-govern,” said Orrin Heatlie, chief proponent of the recall effort, told the AP.

A poll conducted in June by the Public Policy Institute of California indicated that 86% of California likely voters approved of having a way to recall elected officials. But the survey indicated that two-thirds of likely voters also supported major or minor changes, with a large partisan divide over the extent of the changes.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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