Larry Elder: 'We May Have Lost the Battle, but We're Going to Win the War’
Elder stopped short of congratulating Newsom himself
Larry Elder conceded the recall election results against Gov. Gavin Newsom, telling his supporters to be “gracious in defeat."
The “no” vote led the “yes” vote by nearly two-to-one (64.2.% to 35.8%) on Wednesday morning.
“We may have lost the battle, but we are going to win the war,” Elder told supporters.
Elder stopped short of congratulating Newsom himself.
Newsom, Democrats, and their media allies spent millions fighting off the recall.
Democrats ran a fear campaign on the prospect of “Trumpism” in California rather than highlighting the governor’s limited accomplishments.
The anti-recall effort focused on demonizing Elder, who in turn saw the wrath from the leftist's media.
As Elder was called everything from a racist to a white supremacist, Newsom remained silent.
One speaker at a Newsom event calling Elder the “black face of white supremacy” with zero rebukes or response.
Following the violent and racist assault on Elder last week, Newsome also chose to remain silent.
Elder was pelted with eggs by a woman wearing a gorilla mask, and the media chose to flip the story to frame him as violent.
Just days later, Elder's security detail was physically assaulted with a pellet gun, forcing his campaign event to grind to a halt.
The Republican candidate said on Twitter:
"Before we even left Los Angeles, my security detail was physically assaulted, shot with a pellet gun, and hit with projectiles."
"The intolerant left will not stop us."
"We will recall Gavin Newsom."
"We will save California."
Newsom himself has claimed voting for Elder was an attack against "racial justice."
While rallying supporters for the California recall election Monday in Long Beach on the final night of campaigning, Newsom told Californians that a vote for Elder is a vote against “diversity.”