Newsom Recall Leaders Claim To Have Enough Signatures For Special Election
Leaders of the effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom say they've collected 1.7 million signatures, roughly 200,000 more than needed to trigger a special election.
The Secretary of State must certify roughly 1.5 million valid signatures by mid-March to get on the ballot.
The recall grew out of opposition to Newsom's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. It's been fueled largely by Republican activists and donors.
“Generally, recalls fail because you don't get enough signatures,” said Joshua Spivak, a senior fellow at Wagner College’s Institute for Government Reform. “In U.S. history, only four times has a governor received enough signatures to get on the ballot.”
A Newsom spokesman said Californians need to stay focused on ending the pandemic without, what he called, "the distraction of a hundred-million-dollar, hyperpartisan Republican recall circus."
As recently as December, Newsom’s ratings were good. The Public Policy Institute of California reported that he had a 58% approval rating in October and December, measuring him on jobs and economic performance.
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