KGO Hosts React: Larry Elder Announces ‘Fraud’ in Newsom’s Victory


California Gov. Gavin Newsom is photographed in front of campaign posters before a rally against the California gubernatorial recall election on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Sun Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)


California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom defeated a Republican-backed effort to remove him from office, making him the second governor in U.S. history to defeat a recall election.

A majority of California voters rejected Tuesday’s recall effort and voted “no” on whether they want to remove Newsom from office.

Newsom brought President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to California in the final stretch of campaigning against the threats of “Trumpism”. The special guests may have influenced voters as Newsom will remain in office.

KGO Hosts Mark Thompson, Nikki Medoro, Pat Thurston and John Rothmann brought in special guests of their own to explain the recall results. Politico’s Carla Marinucci, ABC News Correspondent Alex Stone, Political Analyst Gary Dietrich, ABC Senior investigative reporter Aaron Katersy and listeners join the show to discuss the gubernatorial election.

Listen to Politico’s Carla Marinucci join The Mark Thompson Show to break down the California Recall.


The Morning Show with Nikki Medoro details why Larry Elder announces “fraud” in California recall vote results that don’t yet exist. Later, Medoro reflects on iconic ‘SNL’ comedian Norm Macdonald dying at 61.

ABC News Correspondent, Alex Stone joins The Morning Show with Nikki Medoro to review the overnight numbers on the recall election. Plus, ABC Senior investigative reporter, Aaron Katersy discusses the possibility of children under 12 getting the covid vaccine this fall with Nikki Medoro.

Gary Dietrich, Political Analyst on Newsom surviving the recall effort and election results:

  • Turnout & Quick results
  • Larry Elder’s mistakes and future
  • Democratic opponent in the general election
  • What will Newsom do between now and general legislation-wise?

KGO listeners share their thoughts on Newsom surviving the recall election with Nikki Medoro.


Pat Thurston: Takeaways from California’s recall election

Governor Newsom is here to stay.


As the CA Recall Election polls closed at 8 pm Tuesday night, John Rothmann and Kim McCallister report live on the election results, along with some of your predictions. Governor Newsom closes out The John Rothmann Show with a live speech on his victory. Listen below.

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