Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber has made it official with the Department of Finance: County elections officials have 1,719,900 VERIFIED signatures, over the 1.5 million threshold required to force a recall election of Gavin Newsom.
In case you’re wondering what happened the last time a California governor faced a recall election, Democrat Gary Davis was recalled and replaced by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Even though the 1.5 million threshold was met back in April, voters were given until June 8th to ask county officials to remove their names from recall petitions.
Only 43 signatures were withdrawn in the period between April 26 and June 8.
The Department of Finance is now required to decide if the recall election will be held immediately or as part of the next scheduled election.
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