California Gov. Gavin Newsom is about to go down. It is officially over — he will face the voters much sooner than he could have ever anticipated.
In a statement, California Secretary of State Shirley Weber (D) said that enough valid signatures were received to trigger a recall election. “The valid signatures … are 1,626,042, which exceeds the total of 1,495,709 signatures required,” she said.
Now, voters who signed the recall petition have 30 days to request that their names be removed. “A recall election will be held unless a sufficient number of signatures are withdrawn,” said Weber.
In short, a recall election is essentially a sure thing now and Newsom will face tough competition from former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer (R) and former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner (R).
As California GOP Chairwoman Jessica Millan said, “Voters signed recall petitions because California is on the wrong track.” Newsom has “earned this recall, and we look forward to helping him into early retirement later this fall.”
The mainstream media will tout that Newsom still appears to hold an edge in public polling, but the anger at him for destroying the state’s economy through extreme COVID-19 mandates is palpable. It will all depend on voter turnout.
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