California’s Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom has been having a very rough time over the last few months.
People have had it with his strict COVID policies and anger grew intensely when he was caught violating his own rules by dining out at a fancy restaurant.
Now the recall effort which has been trying to get him out of office for months has reached an important milestone.
Newsom’s Team Increasingly Concerned as Latest Recall Effort Reaches Major Milestone
California Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom’s team is increasingly concerned over the latest recall effort against the governor, and they should be. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla notified organizers of the recall effort on Thursday that the group had crossed the 10 percent threshold of signatures required under state election code.
According to the recall group, county registrar recorder officials must now begin the process of hand verifying every petition collected. Proponents of the recall say they have collected more than 800,000 signatures of the 1.5 million necessary to trigger a special election. And organizers say signatures are pouring in following the governor’s recent trip to the French Laundry and Newsom’s efforts to lock down the state again.
Politico has more:
The governor suffered public rebuke after attending a lobbyist’s dinner party at The French Laundry last month with multiple households, hampering his ability to discourage residents from gathering as infections were surging. At the same time, his administration has faced growing criticism for unemployment benefits fraud — including payments to inmates — and little progress on reopening schools…
… Besides the problems with unemployment payments and schools, the governor has faced increasing resistance from residents for his lockdown efforts in a bid to preserve hospital beds in California. Business owners and churchgoers have railed against Newsom, and some have said they do not intend to abide by his restrictions this winter.
As Newsom begins his third full year in office, the governor’s team is increasingly concerned with a long-shot conservative recall that could mushroom into a major threat in 2021 if it attracts significant financial support.
The American people are very patient but when leaders cross a line, they deserve to be held accountable.