Gascón blames Republicans.
The latest effort to recall Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón has entered the next phase.
Unlike the first attempt, Recall Gascón has obtained the required number of signatures to get the measure on the ballot this November.
Supporters of a recall effort against Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon said Wednesday they submitted thousands more signatures to county officials than are required to trigger a recall.
The Recall George Gascon campaign said it submitted 717,000 signatures to the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters. The group needs at least 566,857 of those to be verified to bring the recall question to voters in November.
“We believe we’re submitting enough to qualify,” recall group spokesman Tim Lineberger told Fox News on Tuesday. “I firmly believe if voters are given the chance at the ballot box, they will remove him in a landslide. I think it will be worse than what happened to Chesa Boudin in San Francisco.”
Wednesday was the deadline for the group to turn in the petitions. The group said it had collected 150,000 signatures in the past three weeks after two El Monte police officers were killed.
The recall effort had to submit, at a minimum, 570,000 signatures by July 6th to allow the vote to proceed. The Registrar of Voters is now reviewing signatures for authenticity.
In a statement Tuesday, recall organizers said residents “have spoken in a resounding way,” noting the sheer number of people who have signed petitions and pointing to 37 cities in the county that have taken “no-confidence” votes in Gascón.
“The sheer magnitude of this effort, and time and investment required to get to this point, show how strong the public desire is to remove George Gascón from office,” the Recall DA George Gascón campaign said in a statement. “From day one, this recall has been led by the very victims who Gascón has abandoned, ignored and dismissed. When the recall qualifies, he will not be able to ignore them any longer.”
Meanwhile, Gascón is blaming Republicans for the recall effort.
“The Republican-led recall effort in L.A. is on the ‘cusp’ of qualifying for the ballot this November,” it reads. “And if they’re successful, they will reverse all our progress.”
Gascon and his supporters have tried to paint the recall effort as one being led by right-wing mega donors and police unions. The Recall George Gascon campaign told Fox News in mid-June it was close to collecting the 567,857 signatures needed from registered voters to put the recall question on the ballot.
“The only person talking about partisan politics is George Gascon himself because he has no defense for his failed record,” the recall campaign told Fox News in a statement. “Whether he’s intentionally gaslighting or just delusional, Gascon’s continued dismissal of victims and the legitimate concerns of residents is part of the reason why he’s going to be recalled in a landslide if we qualify.
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