SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hours after California Gov. Gavin Newsom beat back a recall election that could have removed him, his fellow Democrats in the state Legislature said they will seek changes to make it more difficult to challenge a sitting governor.
Newsom said Wednesday that the recall process has been "weaponized."
Possible reforms include increasing the number of signatures needed to force a recall election and requiring wrongdoing on the part of the officeholder.
Newsom on Tuesday became only the second governor in U.S. history to defeat a recall.
The decisive victory ensures that the nation's most populous state remains a laboratory for progressive policies.