Caitlyn Jenner Loses California Recall Election After Only Receiving 1% of Votes
Unsurprisingly, reality star and former Olympic medalist Caitlyn Jenner is not going to be the next Governor of California. According to preliminary voting results of the recall election, Jenner secured a measly 1.1 percent of votes, with Gavin Newsom in the lead to win and remain as Governor until his term ends-early 2023.
Californians voted to keep Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday, with 63.9% of ballots cast in favor of his staying in office, according to SFGATE.
Although Jenner was the candidate with the highest name recognition in the nation (let’s face it, you wouldn’t have clicked on this article if Larry Elder was in the title), she was still beat out by eight other candidates, though none who received enough votes to get Newsom out of office.
Jenner expressed disappointment in the outcome according to CBS news, calling it “a shame” while talking to reporters after the voter update on Tuesday.
“He didn’t campaign his successes because he doesn’t have any,” she said. “I can’t believe that this this many people actually votes to keep him in office. It’s a shame, honestly, a real shame. You kind of ge the government you deserve.”
When Jenner was asked if she would consider running against Newsom again, or even try for Senate, she threatened to keep her options open, possibly eyeing a higher seat. She gushed about the process and the people who she met on this campaign.
“It’s been uplifting, rewarding. I’m a compassionate person. I love the people. The process has been great. Once this is over, we’re going to evaluate, see where we’re at.”