Are you sitting down? Caitlyn Jenner just conceded to Gavin Newsom in her bid to be governor of California.
Managing just 1.1% of the vote, the 71-year-old received just 55,150 votes.
The frontrunner was conservative radio host Larry Elder (who has a long history of anti-LGBTQ and misogynist remarks) but he too was unable to win enough support the recall either.
Jenner held a concession party last night at the Westlake Village Inn in LA as early results showed that she was nowhere near even challenging Elder. She slammed Newsom, telling reporters,
“I can’t believe that this many people actually voted to keep him in office…
It’s a shame, honestly, it’s a shame. You kind of get the government you deserve.”
She might be shocked, but honestly no one else is, as her unsuccessful electoral campaign was predicted in a number of polls. One in May found that only 6% of California voters would even CONSIDER voting for her.
Her support continued to dwindle as she alienated the LGBTQ community she once claimed to represent by opposing trans inclusion in women’s and girls’ sports.
By the end she seemed desperate and vowed to
“cancel cancel culture… wake the woke” and combat “critical race theory”.
She hit a new low last when she backed Texas’ abortion ban, saying:
“I support Texas in their decision, that’s their decision.”
64.4% of California voters said that Newsom should remain as governor. He said after the recall failed,
“We said yes to science. We said yes to vaccines. We said yes to ending this pandemic. We said yes to people’s right to vote without fear of fake fraud and voter suppression. We said yes to women’s fundamental constitutional right to decide for herself what she does with her body, her faith, her future.
We said yes to diversity.”
He might have added,
“…and as a state, we said no to Cailyn Jenner.”