A petition seeking to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom has gained traction with at least 1 million signatures.
Organizers of the campaign will need well above the required threshold to account for many of the signatures being invalidated. California’s Secretary of State has confirmed that 84% of the signatures are valid.
Appearing on Good Morning San Diego over the weekend, Ann Dunsmore, campaign manager and finance director of Rescue California, said the group has raised $1.7 million towards its goal of $2.5 million, with over 9,000 contributors.
If the recall qualifies for a ballot – which under California law would likely happen in the fall – voters would then have to decide who replaces Newsom.
Newsom, in turn, would have no limit on the number of donations he could receive to fend off rivals. The scenario would give Democrats a competitive advantage in a state where they outnumber registered Republicans 2-to-1.
The recall effort has gained momentum in recent months, brought on my Californian’s frustration with the governor’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Newsome as refused to turn over the pandemics information to validate the scientific evidence that supports the government’s actions.
Many question the validity of a virus that has a 99%+ survival rate and information that constantly changes. Government officials constantly push “taking the vaccine” but with the vaccine has a 1-5% chance of causing harm and nano particle seemingly remaining in patients, it’s hard to call this all a sound plan.