The effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom ends Tuesday, bringing to a close the question of whether Californians will oust their relatively popular Democratic governor and replace him with a conservative, Trump-supporting Republican.

The challenge was viewed as serious enough to threaten his job and bring the president to the state to campaign for him, but indicators about Democratic turnout in the state for early, mail-in voting are positive for Newsom. We’ll find out the results in the coming days.

Here’s what you need to know to follow the California gubernatorial recall election.

What to know

  • Why are Republicans trying to recall California’s governor?
  • How will the Newsom recall ballot work?
  • Is Newsom’s job really in danger?
  • What is Newsom’s strategy to win?
  • Who is running to replace Newsom?
  • What is the deal with California and recalls?