Rachel Maddow reported Wednesday on MSNBC that Gavin Newsom may have received more votes in the recall election than he did in when he first won the governor’s race in 2018.

Maddow called it a “waste of $276 million tax dollars for the people of California.”

Turns out Covid was the number one issue in California.  And while Republicans are distancing themselves on health measures across the country, many voters in California think the governor could actually be more stringent. Watch above.