The grass roots effort to recall California Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom has paid off. Today the California Secretary of State’s office said they have verified 1,626,042 signatures submitted to recall Newsom. Only 1,495,000 signatures were required.
This makes the recall election all but a done deal. There is the tiniest glimmer of hope for Newsom, counties have until April 29 to submit the rest of the verified signatures, which triggers a 30-day period where people can withdraw their signatures. Even Newsom’s people believe it is unlikely enough people will remove their signatures to make a difference.
Republican candidates have already begun announcing their candidacy, including former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Former gubernatorial candidate John Cox, and of course, Caitlyn Jenner.
After the signature withdrawal period ends, there is another 30-days triggered where the legislature reviews cost estimates of the recall. After that is complete, Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis will set the date for the election, which would most likely be 60-80 days out and be in the late summer or fall.
The recall efforts took hold after Californian’s were unhappy with Newsom’s handling of COVID-19, among other things. California is run by a Democrat super-majority and is highly taxed, highly regulated, and highly woke. Early polling indicates 60% of Californians would vote NO to recall.
NEW: It’s official. With over 1.6 million verified signatures collected, the California Secretary of State announces the recall effort of Governor Newsom has qualified to go to go on the ballot later this year.
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) April 26, 2021
A yes-or-no Recall is Gavin Newsom's worst nightmare because he's running against himself. His scorched earth attacks against every new candidate won't work.
— Kevin Kiley (@KevinKileyCA) April 24, 2021
Not with you at the helm, chump. https://t.co/PRypJA8lKd
— Buzz Patterson (@BuzzPatterson) April 26, 2021