Nearly 200,000 signatures out of more than 715,000 invalidated.
In early July, I reported that the organizers of the recall effort for Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón, who is backed by George Soros, gathered enough signatures. The process of getting the measure on the ballot went to the signature review phase.
It appears that the organizers did not clear the second hurdle, and the effort has failed.
A second effort to force Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. George Gascón into a recall election fizzled out Monday after officials determined that the campaign to boot him from office failed to gain enough valid signatures.
To put Gascón’s job on the ballot, the campaign seeking his ouster needed to gather 566,857 valid signatures by mid-July, a figure reflecting 10% of the people eligible to vote in the election cycle when Gascón won office in November 2020. The L.A. County registrar-recorder/county clerk’s office said Monday that about 520,000 of the signatures submitted were valid.
While the campaign submitted roughly 715,000 signatures, some were inevitably going to be disqualified if they were signed by people who were not properly registered to vote in L.A. County or if a registered voter’s signature didn’t match the one on file with the registrar.
The review invalidated nearly 200,000 of the signatures gathered.
Summary breakdown of the invalid signatures (Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk):
- Not Registered: 88,464
- Max Number of Times Signed (Duplicate): 43,593
- Different Address: 32,187
- Mismatch Signature: 9,490
- Canceled: 7,344
- Out of County Address: 5,374
- Other: 9,331
Gascon was pleased with the result, as it allowed him to continue his criminal-first policies unabated.
Grateful to move forward from this attempted political power grab-rest assured LA County, the work hasn’t stopped.
My primary focus has been & will always be keeping us safe & creating a more equitable justice system for all.
I remain strongly committed to that work & to you.
— George Gascón (@GeorgeGascon) August 15, 2022
Recall organizers still have time to review the findings.
The recall’s backers have a three-week window to review the registrar’s findings. Recall backers have told Fox News in recent weeks that this process would be more useful to them in gathering evidence for possible litigation.
Of course, many Californians now have questions about the state of the voter rolls…so there is that.
LA County mails ballots en masse to dead people, does not properly maintain their voter rolls, and takes a month to count votes.
Now, the Recall Gascon Campaign claims that LA County is NOT complying with signature verification laws.
Are you awake yet? https://t.co/hkexvSNLWo
— Joshua Scott (@joshuascottca32) August 15, 2022
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