So how much did the recall election cost California?
In July, the California Secretary of state's final estimate was $276 million with California counties spending $243.6 million. A month prior, the initial estimated priced the recall election to be around $60 million cheaper.
"The budget committee and the state Assembly acknowledges that it can go higher," California Secretary of State Shirley Weber said in an interview with ABC News. "We could see $300 million or more spent on this election."