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Mon Apr 26, 2021, 07:08 PM

Gov. Gavin Newsom To Face Recall Election As Republican- Led Effort Hits Signature Goal

Source: LA Times

Propelled by growing voter frustration over California's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Republican-led drive to remove Gov. Gavin Newsom from office collected enough voter signatures to qualify for the ballot, state officials reported Monday, triggering for only the second time in the state's history a rapid-fire campaign to decide whether to oust a sitting governor.

Recall backers submitted more than 1,495,709 verified voter signatures ó equal to 12% of all ballots cast in the last gubernatorial election ó meeting the minimum threshold to force a special recall election, according to a tally released by Secretary of State Shirley Weber. Barring intervention by the courts, Newsom will face a statewide vote of confidence by year's end.

Though recent opinion polls showed that only 40% of California voters support recalling Newsom, an indication that the effort might fail, the success of the recall campaign in gathering enough valid signatures for a special election delivers a blow to Newsom as one of the nation's most prominent and politically ambitious Democrats, who raised his national profile as a liberal foil to former President Trump.

In all, Newsom's critics gathered 1,626,042 valid voter signatures on recall petitions, according to the report issued on Monday that contains information collected from elections officials in California's 58 counties as of April 19. A few signatures remained unexamined and the final report will be issued by Friday...

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/gov-gavin-newsom-to-face-recall-election-as-republican-led-effort-hits-signature-goal/ar-BB1g54Ju

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Reply Gov. Gavin Newsom To Face Recall Election As Republican- Led Effort Hits Signature Goal (Original post)
appalachiablue Apr 26 OP
msongs Apr 26 #1
TomCADem Apr 27 #21
FirstLight Apr 26 #2
regnaD kciN Apr 26 #3
JohnSJ Apr 26 #4
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 26 #5
TomCADem Apr 27 #22
bahboo Apr 26 #6
rso Apr 26 #7
peppertree Apr 26 #8
getagrip_already Apr 26 #9
peppertree Apr 26 #11
roamer65 Apr 26 #10
peppertree Apr 26 #13
roamer65 Apr 26 #14
peppertree Apr 26 #15
roamer65 Apr 26 #16
moonscape Apr 27 #23
peppertree Apr 27 #31
seta1950 Apr 27 #32
Hugh_Lebowski Apr 26 #12
SunSeeker Apr 26 #17
BigmanPigman Apr 27 #25
SunSeeker Apr 27 #26
SunSeeker Apr 26 #18
jgmiller Apr 26 #19
More_Cowbell Apr 27 #28
CreekDog Apr 27 #35
CreekDog Apr 27 #34
LenaBaby61 Apr 26 #20
BigmanPigman Apr 27 #24
C Moon Apr 27 #27
bucolic_frolic Apr 27 #29
The Wizard Apr 27 #30
beaglelover Apr 27 #33

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 07:14 PM

1. signing a petition does mean they will vote for it nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 12:25 AM

21. It is a loophole in CA That Allows A Small, Well Funded Minority ...

...to force a low turnout special election just a year prior to the 2022 primary elections. Many folks may not vote thinking that they can just vote in the primaries so why bother going to through the trouble of voting in this weird off election.

For Republicans, this is their only realistic chance to win the Governorship, which is by throwing millions of dollars at signature gatherers to to force a $400 million recall election.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 07:21 PM

2. so what? State/taxpayers now have to spend $$$ and show up to vote to keep him in office

Guh, these people need to STFU and stop playing :eyeroll:

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Response to FirstLight (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 08:11 PM

3. That's just the point...

Republicans are counting on the majority of those who care to turn out being those who want the recall. And they may well be right.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 08:13 PM

4. No surprise, since the threshold is so low compared to the size of our state. Unfortunately,

because of the republican and trumpers, this will cost the state a pretty penny to run the recall election, which hopefully will go down in flames.

They are playing the same game they did with Gray Davis

I cannot tell you how much I detest the republicans

I believe the recall will go down in flames, and Newsom will remain Governor, as long as we get out the vote, and those on the far left don't align with the republicans for the recall, thinking that they can put up their candidate who they think they can beat. That would be a reckless move, and the number of candidates running with the last recall is one reason why Davis lost.

What also isn't mentioned in the article is that the republican jackasses who pushed for this couldn't get enough signatures in the time required, so they went to court, and got an extension.

The good news is we don't live in Georgia the other states who try to suppress the votes, so hopefully we will pull this out






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Response to JohnSJ (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 08:55 PM

5. 12% of the last election.

Need to tighten up the recall requirements.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 12:28 AM

22. 12 percent from 2018. Not a Presidential Election Year.

If it was 12 percent from 2020, they would not have the necessary number of signatures. It is a loophole that Republicans will exploit, because they hate elections where voters actually vote.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 08:57 PM

6. a huge amount of money will be spent...

and there will be some unintended entertainment, but that's about it....

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 09:11 PM

7. RSO

It will be fun to see republicans lose yet another election .

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 10:07 PM

8. You can get 1.5 million Republicans to make stink bugs the state insect

And to even vote for one - as long as racist messaging is included.

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Response to peppertree (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 10:14 PM

9. you could get 1.5M republicans to vote to erect a statue to hitler and fallen ss soldiers....

Really. I'm positive of it.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 10:18 PM

11. I bet.

I lived in Orange County during the '03 recall, and knew at least two Repugs who were related to Nazi escapees - and betrayed a least some pride in that.

One of them was otherwise a very nice man, such that his inclinations bothered me that much more. But that's life.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 10:16 PM

10. Not being a Californian, how would this work?

Isnít Governor Newsom up for re-election in November 2022?

What a waste of tax dollars if there are two elections this close together.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 10:41 PM

13. Sure - but waste of tax dollars in the GOP's middle name

In all seriousness, once the signatures are verified (and that's a big if) a recall election would be called within 3 months or so.

Voters are asked: a) Should Governor Newsom be recalled?; and b) Who, in the event the recall succeeds, should replace the governor?

With a clown car of 80+ candidates added to the ballot below the questions.

GOPee voters will probably be herded behind one candidate - given all the gadflies you can expect to see on the ballot.

Remains to be seen who the dark-money check writers will anoint this time.

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Response to peppertree (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 10:47 PM

14. What a waste of time and money.



Fucking deplorables.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 10:51 PM

15. Send in the clowns

Without any 600-lb Republican figure their walking dead can coalesce behind (like Arnie was in '03), it ought to be a real shit show.

They might as well let Caitlyn Jenner take up the mantle.

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Response to peppertree (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 10:52 PM

16. ..



Just as dumb as recalling Gray Davis, nah...worse.

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Response to peppertree (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 01:00 AM

23. They do this not just to waste $$ but

because it it the only outside chance they have since their chance in 2022 would approach zero.

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Response to moonscape (Reply #23)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 10:35 AM

31. Absolutely.

And also, I suspect, for just sheer disruption.

Like a spoiled child who, not receiving the toy the wanted, breaks grandma's favorite lamp "just to show 'em."

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 12:37 PM

32. It is a waste

Republicans canít win California except with shenanigans 🤨

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 10:22 PM

12. I demand to see a photocopy of a state ID of every single person who purportedly signed

There was obviously massive fraud.

Because I said so, that's why!?!

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #17)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 01:06 AM

25. THAT pisses me off enormously!!!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #25)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 01:35 AM

26. Me too!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 11:16 PM

19. The recall election can probably be held at the same time as the November general election

If you read the rules the timing is close enough that it allows for it to be combined which means that turnout should be good enough to end the stupidity.

I find it hysterical that Republicans always claim Democrats are trying to overturn the will of the people yet they are always the ones trying this stupidity.

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Response to jgmiller (Reply #19)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 01:43 AM

28. I'm not aware of a November 2021 general election in CA

Is there one?

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Response to More_Cowbell (Reply #28)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 08:32 PM

35. No there is not



there are local elections all over the state but that's not a general election and it's lower than midterm elections and far lower than presidential elections.

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Response to jgmiller (Reply #19)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 08:31 PM

34. November isn't a general election in an odd year, November 2022 is

odd numbered years have low turnout municipal elections.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 11:59 PM

20. Gov. Gavin Newsom To Face Recall Election As Republican- Led Effort Hits Signature Goal.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 01:05 AM

24. And my CA taxes are paying for this shit.

Fuck that!!!!!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 01:39 AM

27. Mark my words: there will be new founded sexual allegations against Newsom.

That's how the GOP works: they are a mafia.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 06:48 AM

29. 12%? Talk about the dictatorship of the minority

We are in a political war, people. Do everything you can, wherever, whatever, whenever. I don't know what puts these fascists back in their box. They won't be happy until they trash everything and kill their opposition.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 08:06 AM

30. Real simple

Democrats have to motivate their base to GOTV. Repubics are way ahead on messaging that appeals to voters' worst fears and lowest instincts. Attack attack attack. Never let up. Accuse them of bestiality just to make them talk about it. When they're down keep them down. Drive a wooden stake through the GQP's heart or surrender to fascism.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 12:44 PM

33. I live in CA. I highly doubt he will be recalled.

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