The U.S. state of California is holding a recall election to determine if Governor Gavin Newsom should be removed from office and who should replace him if removed. It is unclear to me what happens if Newsom were to resign or die or become incapacitated before the election, resulting in the Lt. Governor assuming the office of Governor. I read the FAQ for the recall election and it does not cover this topic.
Would the recall election proceed and if so would its results have any effect on the office of Governor?