The drive to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom has now got the needed verified signatures to trigger an election this year.
The California Secretary of State announced on Monday that signatures were past the threshold needed, which was marked at 1,495,709. The campaign had over 1.6 million verified signatures.
“This now brings us to the next step of the recall procedure, a 30-business-day time frame in which voters may send written requests to remove their names from the petition., Secretary Weber. “A recall will be held unless a great number of signatures are withdrawn.”
The Dept. of Finance will then spend 30 days estimating the cost of the election, and a budget committee will spend 30 days investigating the estimates before the Lieutenant Governor marks the election date.
The ballot would allow people to choose between “yes” or “no” about removing Newsom from his Governorship, followed by a range of replacement possibilities. If over 50% of voters vote “yes” to remove him, the replacement candidate with the most votes is the new governor.
Olympian and reality show star Caitlyn Jenner put her name on the list as a Republican to replace Governor Newsom. Jenner’s team includes many people who helped President Trump’s 2016 and 2020 campaigns.
Other people who are aiming to replace Newsom include former Mayor Kevin Faulconer, businessman John Cox, and former State Rep. Doug Ose.