Politics 'Goodbye Newsom' Chanted By California Protesters As Recall Petition Signed by Nearly 2 Million
Grenell strongly hints at run for California governor at CPAC
“If a public official is still failing to deliver on their promises, and if you can’t limit their term or recall them in time, there's always one other option: you can run against them yourself,” Grenell said.In his CPAC address, the former U.S. ambassador to Germany and acting director of national intelligence railed on California and said he has “never seen a better case for a recall” than the bid to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Protestors hoping to recall California Governorhave rallied outside the State Capitol, hours after a campaign hoping to unseat the Democrat announced it had gathered enough signatures to trigger a ballot on his future.
Hundreds of protestors gathered at the West Steps of the California State Capitol building, in Sacramento, on Sunday after campaigners looking to recall Gov. Newsom announced they.
San Francisco, where Gavin Newsom was mayor, home to top donors for recall campaign: Report
The financial drive behind California Gov. Gavin Newsom's recall campaign is largely being fueled by his hometown of San Francisco, where many large donors reside. © Provided by Washington Examiner Finance reports cited by the San Francisco Chronicle show that San Francisco, where Newsom previously served as mayor, was the the city where the second largest amount of funds originated. Fifty-four donations, which amounted to $228,525, were traced back to San Francisco, behind Irvine, where 34 donations were given, totaling $613,550.
In a tweet shared by independent reporter Brendan Gutenschwager, protestors were heard chanting "goodbye Newsom" near the end of the rally.
Organizers behind the RecallGavin2020 campaign announced at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento hotel, located across the street from the Capitol, that they believe enough signatures had been gathered to trigger a recall election.
During the media briefing, RecallGavin2020 media spokesperson Randy Economy said: "We would like to announce as of today we have 1,950,000 signatures. That is more than enough to have this special initiative qualify for a special election."
A final “Goodbye Newsom” from the crowd as the recall rally concluded this afternoon at the California State Capitol #California #RecallNewsom #Sacramento #GavinNewsom pic.twitter.com/azhPlRt1d1
California's Largest Teachers Union Says Newsom Again 'Moved Goalpost' for Reopening Schools
The school reopening deal received bipartisan support in the state legislature earlier this week.The $6.6 billion deal Newsom signed on Friday includes nearly $4.6 billion to assist with supplemental instruction for schools throughout California and $2 billion to be distributed to schools that reopen for in-person instruction.— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) March 8, 2021
Mike Netter, the campaign's co-proponent, added at the same briefing: "This is not just about recalling Gavin Newsom, it's about making the change in the way that California is run now and needs to be run in the future."
Despite the Recall Gavin 2020 campaign declaring it has gathered enough signatures, they will still need to be verified by the secretary of state's office in order for the ballot to go ahead.
The deadline to submit further signatures for the recall campaign is March 17.
Should enough signatures be deemed valid, a special election will be held between 60 to 80 days after the verification takes place.
A spokesperson for Gov. Newsom told CBS News13 Sacramento: "The Republican recall scheme is a transparently partisan attempt to install a Trump supporter as governor of a state that elected Newsom and rejected Trump in historic landslides."
Leaders behind Newsom recall claim to have nearly 2 million signatures, enough to force an election
The leaders behind the movement to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom say they have the necessary signatures to force a vote. © Provided by Washington Examiner On Sunday, they said the movement has collected 1.95 million signatures with a little more than a week before the deadline, according to the Sacramento Bee. However, state and county officials have yet to verify the signers. NEWSOM PUSHES CALIFORNIANS TO THE BRINKThe Secretary of State’s Office recently announced that 83% of the signatures were valid in early February. At that time, slightly less than 1.
If Gov. Newsom is recalled, it would be the first time since 2003 that a California Governor was successfully replaced by voters during their term. That year Democrat Gray Davis was replaced by Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Gov. Newsom would be the third governor to be successfully recalled in U.S. history and the second in the Golden State if the campaign succeeds.
Last month, a Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) poll found Gov Newsom's approval ratings had dropped sharply since September 2020.
Researchers found 46 percent of voters in California approved of Newsom's performance during the recent pandemic, a steep drop from the 59 percent rating he received in the IGS's September poll.
The IGS had tracked a collapse in support for the governor over his handling of California's pandemic response. According to a March 5 Becker's Hospital Review report on state vaccination rates,, sitting in 32nd position.
Of the 13,233,190 doses given to the state a total of 9,860,209 had been administered, a rating of 75.51 percent.
Newsweek has contacted Gov. Newsom's office and the RecallGavin2020 campaign for comment.
Recall Gavin Newsom Campaign Breaks 2 Million Signatures As Vote Looms .
A little under 1.5 million valid signatures are needed for a recall vote to reach the ballot.The Recall Gavin Newsom group said it had gathered more than 2,060,000 signatures as of yesterday evening, and had turned over roughly 1.8 million signatures to county officers for verification.