With the polls closed in California, where Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is projected to survive a recall vote and retain his office.
The first returns showed the "No" (do not recall) vote leading the race with 61%.
Voters voted on two questions: "Yes" or "No" on whether to recall the governor, and who should replace him in the event of a majority favoring his recall.
Opinion polling prior to final voting in Tuesday's election showed the "No" vote leading the race by a substantial margin, in a state where Democrats hold a two-to-one registration advantage over Republicans.
This is a developing story.