California’s 1.5 million residents are believed to have signed a petition to dismiss California Governor Gavin Newsom.
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Attempts to remove California Governor Gavin Newsom are believed to have secured enough signatures to trigger a special election, likely leading to the state’s first official recall in nearly two decades. .
Organizers have gathered 1.5 million signatures, enough to request a special election, Fox News reported on Saturday.
The State Secretary of the Interior will review these signatures to ensure they are valid, prior to a special re-election.
Governor Newsom has faced a series of criticism for the poor handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly with a strict blockade order and being found out to dinner without a mask and without a mask. Adhere to the gap as he asked everyone to.
The procedure for a governor’s removal under California law has a disadvantage for the incumbent governor, because there will be two questions on the ballot. The first question is: do you agree to dismiss the current governor; The second question is: if the governor is removed from office, who would you support as governor? So, at the time of voting, many voters waver or voters who do not strongly oppose Mr. Newsom, if they see a candidate they like more on the ballot, they will reconsider and can vote to dismiss the current governor.
The most recent election to remove Governor in California took place in 2003. At that time, Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger won the election after the voters dismissed Democratic Governor Gray Davis.
Amid the possibility that Gavin Newsom will be dismissed, there have been other candidates signaling a run for California governor, including Richard Grenell, a staunch ally of former President Donald Trump and who is on the MAGA (Make America Great Again) agenda.
Grenell, a former ambassador to Germany and acting Director of National Intelligence in the Trump administration, said he plans to announce his campaign, according to Politico.