Caitlyn Jenner had thrown her hat in the ring to be Governor of California, representing the Republican Party. Those dreams were dashed today. Dashed hard.
In the recall election that ended Tuesday, Jenner received approximately 55,000 votes (or 1.1 percent) out of the 68 percent of ballots reported so far.
The Democratic incumbent, Gov. Gavin Newsom, however, got about 5.8 million votes to keep him in his job and was declared the winner soon after the polls closed. “Tonight I’m humble, grateful,” he said.
After the results were in, Jenner told reporters Newsom’s win was a “shame”: “I can’t believe that this many people actually voted to keep him in office.”
The GOP front-runner, conservative radio host and media personality Larry Elder, led among all of Newsom’s opponents with at least 2.3 million votes.