Recall Effort Has the Signatures for a Vote on Gavin Newsom

by Catherine Smith


Tom del Beccaro, leader in the ongoing effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom said they have reached the 1.5 million signatures needed to qualify for a statewide vote, Breitbart reports.

“EVERYONE: We have over 1.5 mill raw signatures but they are not all verified,” del Beccaro tweeted late Wednesday evening. “My message is that 1.5m sounds great but is NOT ENOUGH.” To ensure qualification we need 1.9 million.”

Del Beccaro, who ran against Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate in California noted that “to ensure qualification we need 1.9 million [signatures],” as many signatures could be found to be ineligible and removed.

The deadline for turning in signatures is March 17. Newsom, a Democrat, is not up for re-election until 2022.

Over the last year, the California governor has faced intense criticism over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his approval rating plummeted. Newsom placed some of the most stringent restrictions in the country, on businesses and the state’s closing of schools.

The California Secretary of State’s website notes: “Since 1913, there have been 178 recall attempts of state elected officials in California. Ten recall efforts collected enough signatures to qualify for the ballot and of those, the elected official was recalled in six instances.”

White House press secretary Jen Psaki tweeted a few hours after she was asked about President Biden’s position on the efforts to recall Newsom at a press briefing.

“In addition to sharing a commitment to a range of issues with @GavinNewsom from addressing the climate crisis to getting the pandemic under control, @POTUS clearly opposes any effort to recall @GavinNewsom,” Psaki tweeted.

Several candidates, including both Republicans and Democrats, have already indicated their interest in participating in a recall election, should one qualify for the ballot, according to Breitbart.

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Catherine Smith reports for American Greatness.
Photo “Gov. Gavin Newsom” by Gov. Gavin Newsom.








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  1. william delzell

    Curiously, Pelosi’s handling of the Trump impeachment trial has also come under fire from the LEFT. Today, consumer advocate Ralph Nader (former 2000 Green Party Presidential Candidate) has accused the Democrats of going too fast with their part of the trial and of failing to call important witnesses that could be crucial to the outcome of the impeachment effort. You can hear Nader’s take on the impeachment trial in today’s (Friday the 12th) showing of DEMOCRACY NOW! with Anchorwoman Amy Goodman by accessing Youtube. It should be of interest to all of us.