Total recall: Newsom fights to continue reigning in California

The governor of the Golden State is battling for his political life with a recall election just over a week away, and more than 40 opponents on the ballot paper

For now, the momentum is with Gavin Newsom, the governor of California, but he cannot afford to be complacent as his election campaign reaches its final strech. Picture: Getty

A funny thing happened on the way to the recall. Californian’s 40 million residents, many of whom had been suffering an acute bout of buyer’s remorse about Gavin Newsom, their governor, appear to be having another change of heart.

With the state’s recall election just over a week away, it seems that voters, having looked at the alternatives, are rapidly concluding that none of the 46 on offer is all that appealing.

Certainly, the array ...