(ConservativeHub.com) – Tensions remain high in California as COVID-19 continues ravaging the state’s population and economy. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom faces mounting pressure from both liberals and conservatives over his administration’s response to the pandemic. Several lawsuits over his alleged indiscriminate restrictions have been filed. The Los Angeles Times recently reported that more than 50 Bay Area restaurants and wineries had sued him over his dining ban.
As 2020 drew to a close, Republicans led a state-wide effort to recall Newsom. California’s secretary of state reported last week that she had received nearly 1.1 million of the required 1.5 million signatures to trigger a special election.
Local election officials have verified nearly 700,000 signatures so far, and roughly 140,000 have been rejected. About 296,000 signatures await confirmation or rejection by officials.
Gavin Newsom Recall Effort Delivers 1M Signatures To California Elections Officials https://t.co/Rj8rwyWrRX
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) February 20, 2021
Organizers of the recall effort have until March 17 to submit signatures to election officials, who have until April 29 to verify them. They hope to submit 2 million official signatures by that deadline. The Sacramento Bee has reported that organizers should meet that goal if signature collection efforts continue at their current pace.
This isn’t the first attempt by California conservatives to recall Governor Newsom. But will they succeed this time around?
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