A recall drive against Governor Newsom of California is looking like it will be successful, with recall leaders rapidly gaining on the needed 1.5 million signatures required to trigger a recall election. “Recall Gavin Newsom” leaders reached 1.4 million signatures last week, and now with more than 30 days to get only 100,000 more signatures, it looks like Newsom could be challenged. The window for signatures expires on March 17th, and leaders hope to get as much as 2 million signatures by that date.
Newsom has been the leader of the state as quality of life lowers to third-world status, utilities collapse, wildfires burn whole regions of the state, homelessness goes out of control, and the state undergoes one of the most severe outbreaks of coronavirus in the country.
Newsom was also slammed for keeping his liberal lifestyle as the state’s citizens suffer, having been seen at a “masks off” party in the Bay Area. Even Democrats are sick of Newsom’s elite attitude.
Polling reveals that recalling Newsom is a true possibility, especially if a good candidate emerges to challenge him. 36% of Californian citizens support a recall, 45% support Newsom, and a vital 19% of voters are undecided on Newsom’s removal from office. Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has already stated he would run against Newsom in a recall election.
Newsom has pulled back lockdown rules in a move many say is related to the recall. California suffered through more than 50,000 new cases of covid-10 on multiple days in January, with the government’s existing measures insufficient to stop the disease.