California recall against governor has enough signatures to make ballot

California recall has enough signatures to make ballot

California recall has enough signatures to make ballot

The effort to recall California Gov.

After the announcement, Newsom tweeted an ad on Monday tying recall proponents to extreme Trump supporters and calling it a "power grab".

His campaign manager, Juan Rodriguez, repeated criticism that the campaign is a partisan effort by pro-Trump Republicans that "seeks to undo the important progress we've made under Governor Newsom - fighting COVID, supporting families who are struggling, protecting our environment, common-sense gun safety laws".

"There's too much at stake", he added.

"The People of California have done what the politicians thought would be impossible", said Heatlie, a retired Yolo County sheriff's office sergeant and founder of the California Patriot Coalition (who filed the petition with 124 others). "Our work is just beginning". If enough do - a very, very long shot - the question will not make the ballot.

Newsom still does not get it.

A Republican-backed petition to recall California's governor has achieved its goal of forcing a special election, which is set to be held later this year, officials said yesterday.

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The California secretary of state's office announced Monday that more than 1.6 million signatures had been verified, about 100,000 more than needed to force a vote on the first-term Democrat.

An election is likely in the fall where voters would face two questions: Should Newsom be recalled and who should replace him?

Still, county registrars have until April 29 to continue verifying the signatures and report their final tallies to the secretary of state. "A recall election will be held unless a sufficient number of signatures are withdrawn".

Weber was recently appointed secretary of state by Newsom, who had to fill the vacancy left when he sent Alex Padilla to Washington to replace Vice President Kamala Harris as California's junior senator.

The Republican candidates who have gained the most attention after declaring so far are Kevin Faulconer, the former mayor of San Diego; Caitlyn Jenner, the transgender rights activist, former decathlon gold medalist and reality TV star; and, John Cox, the San Diego businessman who lost to Newsom in 2018. The ballot will pose two related questions: Should Newsom be recalled? If a majority say "yes", he will be out of office, and voters' answer to the second question - Who should replace him? - will determine the next governor. Newsom is not allowed to appear on the list of replacement candidates.

According to News Channel 3, voters will be asked if they want their names to remain on the recall petition over a 30-day grace period. Recalling him will be a tough sell in the heavily Democratic state where just a quarter of the state's registered voters are Republicans, about the same number as those who identify as "no party preference".

Newsom's woes started in November when he was caught dining out at the exclusive French Laundry restaurant for a lobbyist's birthday as he told Californians to avoid gatherings, reinforcing perceptions that he is out of touch with people.

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