The effort to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) has officially received enough signatures for a recall election this year.
The California Secretary of State on Monday announced that counties have reached the threshold and confirmed at least 1,495,709 verified signatures.
More than 1.6 million valid signatures were collected by the campaign to oust Newsom.
“This now triggers the next phase of the recall process, a 30-business-day period in which voters may submit written requests to county Registrars of Voters to remove their names from the recall petition,” Secretary Weber said in a statement. “A recall election will be held unless a sufficient number of signatures are withdrawn.”
According to two trusted California polls, Newsom’s approval rating has sharply dropped in the last several months.
Only 46% of California voters approve of Newsom’s job performance, down from a 67% approval rating from September.
Californians are fed up with Newsom’s authoritarian Covid lockdown orders that have destroyed thousands of small businesses.
Newsom came under fire after he ordered businesses to close during the Covid panic while keeping his own winery, Plumpjack Winery open.
Governor Newsom was also caught dining at The French Laundry in Napa Valley at $800 per person while telling Californians they couldn’t gather for Thanksgiving.
The embattled governor last month said “right-wing” groups like QAnon supporters and Proud Boys are behind efforts to boot him from office during an appearance on “The View.”
Crime is up, homelessness has exploded, heat waves and high winds lead to rolling blackouts, illegal aliens are receiving stimulus money and taxes are high all because of policies supported by Newsom and the Democrats in the California swamp, but Newsom is blaming QAnon for the recall efforts.
According to reports, more than 30% of the people who signed the petition to recall Newsom are Democrats and Independents.