California’s Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom has been a disaster and he may soon have to face the music.
A campaign to recall him as governor has reached the necessary number of 1.5 million signatures, which means it could actually become a ballot issue.
It’s not surprising that they reached the signature goal. Newsom has been terrible for the state’s economy and the pandemic. People are fleeing the state in droves.
Business Insider reports:
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is at risk now that a campaign to recall him reached 1.5 million signatures
A campaign to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom reached its 1.5 million signature requirement but still requires verification before moving forward. The deadline for signature collection is March 17.
While the campaign has more than the 1,495,709 signatures required, the signatures have yet to go through a verification process that will likely invalidate hundreds of thousands of signatures.
The campaign was started in early 2020 by retired Yolo County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Orrin Heatlie, who had previously attempted to recall Newsom but was unsuccessful. Heatlie’s present campaign, RecallGavin2020, began in February 2020 before the pandemic hit and was centered around the state’s lack of affordable housing and high rates of homelessness. The group quickly gathered more signatures after the pandemic struck and Newsom instituted safety measures and lockdowns in the state.
Heatlie’s group recently announced that the campaign needs at least 300,000 more signatures to ensure that the group has enough signatures after the verification process to begin a recall vote.
The people behind this campaign are not playing around.
Don’t become complacent and overconfident. The recall needs 300,000 more signatures to qualify for special election. It’s anybody’s game. Help us get to the goal before the clock stops March 10. Get your petition at #recallgavin2020.com fill it out and mail it in today.
— #recallgavin2020.com (@recallgavin2020) February 7, 2021
At this point, Newsom will be lucky to keep his job.
It looks less likely that he will with each passing day.