Gavin Newsom Recall Plan Reaches Deadline

Gavin Newsom Recall Plan Reaches Deadline

(TargetLiberty.org) – A petition to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) has hit the deadline for new signatures — and organizers say they’re well past the threshold to force an election. If they can swing the vote, California could be free of Newsom’s bungling at last.

Last January, a deputy sheriff in Yolo County, CA launched a petition under California election law. The deadline for the organizers to collect the 1,495,709 signatures it needed to force a ballot was March 17 — but the ‘RecallGavin campaign’ announced they had reached that total on February 12. Now, they say, the signature count is around 2,060,000 — and over 300,000 of them are from registered Democrats.

Newsom admitted on Tuesday that the recall will go to a vote, but he’s still claiming it’s being signed by extremists. However, about 35% of signatories don’t even identify as Republicans, according to a tweet from political consultant Dave Gilliard. This suggests Newsom — whose anti-COVID policies have sparked widespread public anger across the state — is facing a growing bipartisan push for his removal. Now the signatures will be verified by county election officials, and a vote should be held around October or November. With recent a recent poll from Emerson College For Nexstar Media suggesting nearly 60% of Californians want him gone, it appears Newsom is in serious trouble.

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