Recall Newsom Petition Hits the Required 1.5 Million Signature Mark
Organizers going for 2 million signatures total as Newsom begins talking about reopening the schools.
Ever since the Los Angeles Times published a toxic article connecting Recall Newsom petition signers to white supremacists and anti-vaxxers, I have been an ardent advocate for the effort to force a vote of the California governor.
The last time I checked, the number of petition signers was 1.4 million. Recent reports indicate that the activists have gathered the required 1.5 million signatures necessary to get a recall vote on the ballot.
Signature update just now received from @TomDelBecarro, chair of https://t.co/WKBiFgrWqp, the lead committee supporting @GavinNewsom recall: "We are above 1.5 million. The march to 2 million is on." Still must be verified, but recall qualifies with 1.4 million valid signatures
— Carla Marinucci (@cmarinucci) February 10, 2021
The signatures must still be verified. Many believe that officials will analyze them with a fine-tooth comb and toss anything even a little out of place. Therefore the organizers hope to collect a total of 2 million signatures, and they have until March 17th. It appears, at this point, the luck of the Irish will be with them.
There are other signs that leading Democrats believe the once-popular Newsom is spiraling. Biden’s office announced he opposes the effort to recall Newsom, signaling that the campaign is increasingly drawing national attention.
Given an opportunity to weigh in earlier in the day, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said she had “not spoken with the president about the recall” and said that the Biden administration was “closely engaged with [Newsom] and his office” on a range of issues. She was more forceful in a follow-up tweet.
…Newsom officials did not respond to queries about whether the California governor’s team had reached out to the Biden administration about taking a stance on the recall. Newsom had joined other governors for a coronavirus vaccine briefing earlier in the day.
Anne Dunsmore, the campaign manager and finance director of Rescue California 2021, says that the high-level interest suggests Newsom has taken the recall threat seriously.
“When they have to call out the big guns like that it means they know they’re in trouble,” Dunsmore said. “That he had to get them to come out in a White House tweet to say that they don’t support the recall, is more evidence that they’re in trouble.”
Whether or not the recall goes forward and succeeds will be based on Newsom’s actions on pandemic policy from now on. It may explain his newfound interest in reopening schools.
Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature are getting close to a deal on reopening elementary schools and hope to announce a final plan this week, the governor said Tuesday morning.
Newsom said he met with lawmakers Monday night and that negotiations are progressing.
A key sticking point has been vaccines, and whether teachers will need to be vaccinated before returning to classrooms. Teacher unions argue schools shouldn’t require teachers to return unless they’ve been offered the vaccine.
I would also suggest he call Florida Governor Ron DeSantis rather than Team Biden and perhaps focus more on vaccine distribution and less on masks.
COVID-19 vaccines will be administered at Florida Walmart stores and select Sam’s Club stores starting this week, Gov. Ron DeSantis said.
DeSantis made the announcement during a news conference at a Walmart in Jacksonville Tuesday.
Shots will be going into arms at Walmart stores starting Friday, DeSantis said. The doses are for seniors 65 and older and frontline healthcare workers.
An initial supply of 25,000 doses will be going to 119 Walmart stores in 34 Florida counties, DeSantis said.
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So if the California state government follows the law, a recall vote will be on the ballot.
What are the odds of that happening?
They’ll start by challenging the authenticity of the signatures to get below the magic 1.5 million mark.
If that fails they’ll harvest enough “keep the commie” votes from the usual districts.
And just like that, Democrats believed in signature verification again… for a few minutes.
That’s why they’re still collecting signatures. If they get above a certain number, the verification step is skipped.
No, it just means that they’ve met or exceeded the required minimum number of verified signatures. Which means the Secretary of State MUST put it on the ballot.
Personally, if I lived in the People’s Democratic Republic of California I wouldn’t bother signing the petition. I am lazy enough to prefer that the Communists make their own lists of Racist Trumpanzee Enemies of the People (TM).
OTOH: if such a list exists (and it it highly likely that it does) I am probably already on it. Communist governments are unable to produce food or keep the lights on, but they are quite skilled in all of the mechanisms of the totalitarian state, and that includes blacklisting, mass incarceration and genocide. Of course they will seek to keep track of and punish anyone who might possibly disagree with them!
The gripping hand is that Newsom’s fate has nothing to do with the wishes of the dirty proles. If the Communists want him gone then he is gone – petition or no petition.
The Doublethinkers by Natan Sharansky. Long, but excellent.
Let it begin. Recall this communist and then elect another who is just as retarded.
How about another Austrian Republican, married to a Kennedy? Oh, wait…!
The ruling elite will decide if there are enough signatures. If they think Newsom is toast they may let the recall happen and run another name-brand progressive democrat to replace him. The odds of a republican winning are just about zilch. So in the end it may not make much difference to how things go in California, but the recall will at least damage Newsom, hopefully enough to derail his ability to run nationally for anything. AS for me, I’m moving to Idaho later this year, the recall may be my last vote as a Californian.
No, the town clerks do. And believe me, copies are kept of every single page of signatures submitted to the town clerks, in order to challenge any incorrectly disqualified signatures.
I don’t see what’s wrong with a bucket of tar, several pillows full of feathers, and a rail.
It’s not a rope?
I want him to suffer.
But Biden Inc. will probably appoint him ambassador to somewhere-or-other as a consolation prize.
Now witness the signature match process reveal about 99% of the signatures do not match with those on file. Only with those on their absentee ballot envelopes. /s
Fixed that for you as the democrats certainly wouldn’t open that process up to public scrutiny any more than they allowed the public to witness absentee ballot signature verification. It’ll all be done behind closed doors with no appeal allowed. Guaranteed.
This is very good news.
Newsom single handedly turned liberal restaurant owners all over CA into rabid haters.
Look for hollywood ChiComm shills like Disney refusing to do business with any restaurant owner that signed the petition.
Advice to restaurant owners: relying on the likes of Disney to do business with is short term, and you’ll be ruined AGAIN, when that dirtbag fauci is trotted out to announce “Covid-20”. Rely on the rest of us: we pay consistently.
The qualifying number is 1.49 million, and they’re running around 85% valid. So they do need at least 1.9 million to clear the bar. The 2 million target is the right target.