latimes.com – By Hailey Branson-Potts – JANESVILLE, Calif. — On election day, Denise Pickens had a surprising feeling: Hope. Surely, she figured, Gov. Gavin Newsom would be booted out of office. Or at least get a good scare. There was such fervor here in rural Lassen County — where a whopping 84% of voters supported the recall, the highest percentage in the state — that it was hard not to believe it could happen.