The recall effort determined to oust California Governor Gavin Newsom from power has officially reached a milestone, acquiring more than two million signatures from frustrated Californians.
Meanwhile, Newsom remains drunk on power in his high castle in Sacramento.
Oddly enough, Newsom doesn’t seem like he cares, which is even more reason to eject him from the governor’s office of America’s most populous state.
Organizers of RecallGavin2020 announced Wednesday night that the official recall effort has gathered more than 2,060,000 petitions from disgruntled Californians fed up with Gavin Newsom’s dictatorial policies.
“The People of California are speaking loud and clear. We have cleared another milestone. Politics as usual in California are over as we know it to be,” said Orrin Heatlie, Chairman of The California Patriot Coalition, during an online meeting with organizers.
Of the more than two million signatures acquired from all of California’s 58 counties, 1,871,573 have already been authenticated through a third-party vendor.
In order to force a recall vote, 1,479,000 verified and valid signatures are required to force a special election in accordance with California Election Code.
The pre-verified signatures being reported by RecallGavin2020 well outnumber the minimum necessary to hold a special election to replace Governor Newsom.
Mike Netter, co-proponent of the campaign, celebrated the feat accomplished by dozens of volunteers up and down the state.
“We have built an Army of volunteers who have defied the odd and we will not rest till California Governor Gavin Newsom is defeated in this historic movement,” Netter said.
Despite RecallGavin2020’s rapid momentum to replace the governor, Newsom said he “will not be distracted” from moving forward with vaccine distribution and restoring the economy.
“So to the California critics, who are promoting partisan political power grabs with outdated prejudices, and rejecting everything that makes California truly great, we say this: We will not be distracted from getting shots in arms and our economy booming again,” the governor said, responding to the movement in his State of the State address held in a deserted Dodgers Stadium.
Californians are not fooled by Newsom’s feel-good rhetoric. Once signatures are officially verified with the Secretary of State after March 17, a recall vote will be held to decide his successor.