The petition to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom passed the 2 million signature mark Thursday days before the deadline; meaning the imitative will likely be on a ballot sometime before the end of the year.
There it is. 2 million signatures!
— Kevin Kiley (@KevinKileyCA) March 11, 2021
JUST IN: Effort to recall Governor Gavin Newsom has surpassed the goal of 2 million signatures with still days ahead of deadline.
Supporters say the count is now at 2,060,000 signatures, enough to offset potential 25% rejection rate of verified signatures.
— Ashley Zavala (@ZavalaA) March 11, 2021
*before COVID: worst poverty
*during COVID: worst lockdowns
*before COVID: worst achievement gaps
*during COVID: worst closures
*before COVID: worst government
*during COVID: worst governor
— Kevin Kiley (@KevinKileyCA) March 10, 2021
A campaign to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom offers California Republicans their best chance in a generation to retake the blue-state governorship.
First, they have to get their own house in order. https://t.co/7dOKDtb1R8
— POLITICO California (@politicoca) March 11, 2021
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
BERNIE STEPS IN: Sanders Says ‘Extremists’ Trying to Recall Newsom for ‘Telling People to Wear Masks’
Far-left Senator Bernie Sanders weighed-in Monday on the growing effort to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom; claiming “extremist” Republicans are targeting the Democrat for “telling people to wear masks.”
Right-wing Republicans in CA are trying to recall @GavinNewsom for the crime of telling people to wear masks and for listening to scientists during COVID. Extremist Republicans have done enough to undermine democracy already. We must all unite to oppose the recall in California.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 8, 2021
“Right-wing Republicans in CA are trying to recall @GavinNewsom for the crime of telling people to wear masks and for listening to scientists during COVID. Extremist Republicans have done enough to undermine democracy already,” he said. “We must all unite to oppose the recall in California.”
Read the full report at The Hill.
GAVIN BEGS: Newsom Caves, Agrees to Re-Open Movie Theaters in Los Angeles as Recall Looms
Embattled California Governor Gavin Newsom agreed this week to allow movie theaters in Los Angeles to re-open at 25% capacity with a maximum number of 100 customers as he fights to survive a political recall in the months ahead.
“Southern California, you will be a beneficiary of this, specifically LA will be a big beneficiary of this new metric that likely will be met on Friday,” Newsom said. “Moving through the weekend into next week you will see more activity, more loosening of the tiers.”
— The Hill (@thehill) March 11, 2021
“Once these guidelines for reopening are met, theaters will officially be permitted to open and operate and 25 percent capacity, or 100 people, whichever is less, Variety reported. Gyms and indoor dining, at limited capacity, will also be given the green light to reopen, Variety noted,” reports The Hill.
Read the full report here.