Reactions to the California Recall Election

Will the recall scare for Newsom--polling showed he was at serious risk this summer-force Democrats to pay attention to issues Republicans care about?

In California, Republican Larry Elder conceded (did not try to drag process out) to Gov. Gavin Newswom. Elder said: “We may have lost the battle, but we sure as hell going to win the war.” The GOP of California reports a more than 71% increase in the number of volunteers, has grown to 72,000 volunteers and made 18 million voter contacts to voters compared to 15 million in 2020. What’s next for the California GOP now that Gov. Gavin Newsom kept his seat? Will the recall scare for Newsom--polling showed he was at serious risk this summer-force Democrats to pay attention to issues Republicans care about? Also, Newsom kept his seat, what should we make of FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver's projection that there was a “pretty decent chance Newsom gets recalled”?