There will be a recall movement over this.
Wouldn't be the first time a Democrat utterly ignored the will of the voters and was removed from office. It's how Arnold got in. I suspect you're right, there will be a recall effort, and I'd give it a good 50-50 chance of winning right now.
Nearly 60% rejected removing the death penalty, 56% voted to strip appeals and fast track the carrying out of the sentences.
Newsom, you wanted to put California in play? This is how you put California in play.
No, there won’t. It will upset voters, but not enough to rile them up for a recall. Mario Cuomo adamantly opposed the Death Penalty for years, even though the electorate was against it. He was repeatedly reelected until 1994, and his party stayed in power. Leftard-leaning states have a silent majority that wants the death penalty, but they don’t want it enough to do anything about it.