If there is one thing that California loves to do, aside from surfing and whatnot, it is to elect governors that are as crooked as a football bat.
If I remember correctly, in 2003 a recall election is the reason why Arnold got elected governor, and it seems that on a regular schedule they like to elect someone that is completely incompetent at the job.
If you live in California, you probably haven’t been more than sixty yards from your house over the past year otherwise the authorities have descended on you like a plague of locusts. That’s because of one person.
With a deadline about seven weeks away, California activists working to stage a recall election of Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom are 80 percent of the way to achieving the signatures necessary to force the vote.
Organizers said they have collected 1.2 million signatures, KUSI-TV reported Saturday.
State rules require that 1.5 million valid signatures be submitted by March 17 for a recall to be held.
“The people are being heard loud and clear, and it is not a matter of if we are going to reach our goal necessary that will trigger a recall election of Newsom, it is just when we cross the finish line,” Orrin Heatlie, a former Yolo County sheriff’s deputy who supports the recall effort, said in a statement, according to KQED-TV.
The group seeking the recall vote, which has set a goal of 2 million signatures by the deadline, reported that of those already submitted, 84 percent have been ruled valid.
“It’s absolutely gaining traction. We’re getting petitions from not only Republicans but from Democrats and independents,” Republican John Cox, who lost to Newsom in 2018 and is laying the groundwork for a possible run in 20222, told Fox News.
Cox noted that Newsom’s COVID-19 policies have been the catalyst that has brought out Californians to support the recall.
“This has just gone on too long — the mismanagement that has accompanied this pandemic,” he said.
California residents watch other states rebound and are frustrated that lockdowns are still being enforced upon them, Cox said.