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On election day, Davis was ejected and film star Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected for the Republicans.
This makes Davis one of only two Governors to be successfully recalled.
In 2012, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker became the first Governor to survive a recall.
The next recall election in the US will take place in December after a petition was lodged against East Cleveland city councilmen Thomas Wheeler.
The recall effort was the first successful recall of a California governor, and only the second recall of a state governor in American history.