They’re now in the process of verifying the signatures. At least 566,857 must be valid to force a recall election.
Recall organizers say they turned in 717,000 signatures. If at least 566,857 are valid, it would force a recall vote for the Los Angeles County District Attorney.
Just over 45% of Long Beach voters support removing Gascón with a recall vote, according to a CSULB poll released Monday.
The recall ballot contains only two questions: should Gov. Gavin Newsom be recalled— or removed—from office, and if so, which of the 46 candidates on the ballot or seven write-in candidates should replace him?
Every registered voter should have gotten a ballot in the mail, but if you didn’t—or you prefer to vote in person—you can at any of the vote centers.
The election in the nation’s most populous state will be a marquee contest with national implications, watched closely as a barometer of the public mood heading toward the 2022 elections, when a closely divided Congress again will be in play.
Democrats want the option to speed things up to take advantage of what they see as favorable conditions for Newsom.
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.
The course of the pandemic and the course of the recall have become intertwined, making it impossible to separate whether Newsom’s decisions about one are driven by the other.
Franklin Sims and his supporters launched the effort in large part over the city’s response to police unrest this summer and the fact that the mayor accepted donations from the police union.