California Gov. Gavin Newsom will face a special election over his recall this fall, according to Randy Economy, the organizer of the movement to oust the Democrat over his coronavirus restrictions.
“The process has begun,” Economy told Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo on Thursday. “We’re going to continue to work as hard as we can and to make sure [Newsom] is held accountable and to make sure our rights as an electorate are granted because we’ve done the heavy lifting to make sure that this special election is going to go ahead and move forward.”
RecallGavin2020 reports that it has received over 1,825,000 signatures as of Thursday morning, well over the 1.5 million required for a recall. Despite this, some Republicans remain pessimistic about the effort’s chances. California GOP Rep. Darrell Issa said earlier this week that Democrats have “tricks up their sleeves” to challenge these signatures.
“Even though there is over 1.5 million signatures and continuing--in other words--more than what is legally needed, it is pretty clear that they're going to be scrutinized and thrown out in large number by the Democrat establishment in California," he said, noting that he was “ecstatic” at the chance to recall the governor.
“It takes a little bit of a while to go through the process to having the 58 different county registrar voters to verify the signatures and then the last one to tally them all is the secretary of state,” he said. “But I feel pretty darn confident that we’re going to get this thing on the ballot this summer."
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