(RepublicanReport.com) – Things are going from bad to worse for California Governor Gavin Newsom (D). The draconian restrictions his administration has imposed since the start of COVID-19 have steadily become more unpopular. Major businesses, including Tesla, have left the state, and others have signaled they’re also considering a move.
Now, it appears the governor’s time may be up. As of Sunday, February 7, a petition to have him recalled gathered over 1.4 million signatures. Slightly fewer than 1.5 million are required to force a vote. Analysts warn that some of these signatures will be invalid, but it still looks as though the campaign has a very good chance of success. Organizers have until March 17 to get the names they need.
There are now 1.4 million signatures to Recall @GavinNewsom.
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) February 4, 2021
If the movement succeeds, California will likely have a recall vote in either August or September. Voters would be asked whether or not they want to recall Gavin Newsom, and who they would pick to replace him. There’s no limit on the number of people who could run; one likely frontrunner at this stage is Kevin Faulconer, a Republican who formerly served as San Diego’s mayor.
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