Effort To Recall California Governor Gavin Newsom Reaches One Million Signatures

Just a few years ago, people were saying that California’s Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom would probably run for president in 2024.

Very few people are saying that now.

His handling of California has been a disaster, and people in the state have had it.

The effort to recall him as governor recently crossed the million signature mark.

CBS News in Los Angeles reports:

Governor Newsom Recall Campaign Reaches One Million Signatures

A Newport Beach-based effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom reached a milestone of one million signatures, organizers announced Tuesday.

Organizers need about 1.8 million signatures by mid-March to qualify the recall for the ballot, said Anne Hyde Dunsmore, a former finance chair of the California Republican Party who is an honorary chair of Rescue California, which is gathering signatures for the recall effort.

The campaign’s goal is 2 million signatures. Organizers hope a recall election will be held in late August or mid-September, Dunsmore said.

Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and John Cox, who lost to Newsom in 2018, are among the potential candidates to replace Newsom, Dunsmore said.

Politico has more:

Halfway through his first term, the Democratic governor of the nation’s most populous state is scrambling to control a pandemic that has crippled the southern half of California since Thanksgiving. The pandemic has given Republicans, long sidelined in this heavily Democratic state, a rare opportunity to wound him. And Newsom is laboring to keep the state — and his own political future — intact.

“People are really pissed off,” said Ted Costa, the anti-tax crusader who was the original proponent of the Davis recall. He signed Newsom recall papers last week in the parking lot of a Home Depot in Thousand Oaks. “Things can get hot quick, and I don’t know if Newsom realizes what happens when a groundswell hits.”

Some Democrats are calling this a coup. Isn’t that cute?

This movement is going to get the signatures they need. Too many people are dissatisfied with Newsom’s performance.

 

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