During the latest pandemic surge, state governors around the country face ramped-up scrutiny regarding stricter restrictions and regulations. Some citizens are even calling for governors to be removed.
For instance, there are demands in Michigan for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to be impeached. And out in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom is dealing with a similar issue.
This issue comes in the form of the “Recall Gavin Newsom Campaign.”
The group has seen a spike in traffic to their website recently, and their petition to recall the Golden State governor keeps adding more signatures.
In fact, the petition recently reached an important milestone, and now the campaign is halfway to the amount they need. And in fact, campaign organizers attribute their success to Newsom himself.
The effort to recall the governor is an admitted long shot, but one of the Recall Gavin Newsom Campaign’s organizers, Mike Netter, claims Newsom “is our best representative for this.”
Via The Daily Caller:
A petition to recall Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has reached 750,000 signatures, or half of the amount needed by March, Mike Netter, one of the campaign’s leading organizers, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Netter added that Newsom is “ruining the biggest economy in the world.”
Furthermore, controversy surrounds Newsom’s latest blunder — attending an indoor gathering without a mask in Napa Valley, California. Newsom did apologize but the damage was done.
His image has since taken a bit of a hit, as the Recall Gavin Newsom Campaign website has had up to 80,000 visits in just “the last week or so.”
The petition has received 750,000 physical signatures since it kicked off in June. If they can hit around 1.5 million by March 17, that will trigger a gubernatorial special election.
To be exact, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla says the Campaign needs to amass 1,495,709 signatures, or 12 percent of the votes cast for Newsom in 2018.
Originally, the Campaign only had until Nov. 17 to hit the goal. But due to the epidemic, a judge granted them a 4-month extension.
Though it’s unlikely Newsom will ultimately be removed, there’s obviously evidence that a certain portion of the California populace doesn’t agree with the governor’s actions recently.
Newsom’s latest move to combat the pandemic – a stay-at-home curfew order – has also come under fire.
Now we’ll just have to wait and see if the petition can reach the goal.
A petition to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom hit a new milestone: 750,000 signatures.
The Recall Gavin Newsom Campaign needs almost 1.5 million signatures by March 17. If they get them, that will trigger a gubernatorial special election.
Even if this doesn’t come to fruition, it’s clear that many California residents take issue with Newsom’s actions and behavior in 2020.
Source: The Daily Caller