A recall election is a procedure where voters can remove an elected official through a direct vote, before their term has ended. This type of election is initiated when a sufficient number of voters sign a petition to remove an elected official.
Only two governors in the history of the United States have been successfully recalled. Once in 1921, the Governor of North Dakota Lynn Frazier was recalled due to a dispute about state-owned industries when an economic depression hit the state. He later went on to serve in the United States Senate.
The second governor who was recalled was Gray Davis, Governor of California in 2003. The electricity and budget crises in California are what led to the recall election. In case you didn’t know, Arnold Schwarzenegger, famously known as the Terminator, replaced him as Governor after 55% of the state voted Davis out of office.