Matt Hefler Presents: On This Day October 8, 2003

On this day (October 8th) in 2003: Arnold Schwarzenegger wins the Governorship of California, replacing the incumbent, Gray Davis. It was the first time in California’s history that a governor had been sacked in the middle of a term. The mid-term vote had been prompted by Republican leaders who were dissatisfied in Governor Davis’ performance. Voters chose to recall Davis in a two-part ballot. The only governor to be recalled previously was Lynn Frazier of North Dakota in 1921.

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