Recall Calif. Gov. Newsom effort surpasses 2M signatures

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivers his State of the State address from Dodger Stadium Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivers his State of the State address from Dodger Stadium Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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UPDATED 12:45 PM PT – Thursday, March 11, 2021

The effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) hit another milestone. Organizers of the “Recall Newsom” campaign said they’ve surpassed their goal of gathering two million signatures. The initiative needs about 1.5 million signatures by the March 17 deadline to put the recall effort on a state ballot.

So far, the group said about 1.8 million of those signatures have been verified. A Republican contender for California’s governorship called out Newsom for his failed leadership.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 17: Former San Diego Mayor and republican candidate for California Governor Kevin Faulconer speaks during a news conference in front of Abraham Lincoln High School on February 17, 2021 in San Francisco, California. Kevin Faulconer held a news conference in front of a San Francisco high school to demand that California Gov. Gavin Newsom reopen schools in the state. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 17: Former San Diego Mayor and republican candidate for California Governor Kevin Faulconer speaks during a news conference in front of Abraham Lincoln High School on February 17, 2021 in San Francisco, California. Kevin Faulconer held a news conference in front of a San Francisco high school to demand that California Gov. Gavin Newsom reopen schools in the state. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

 

“Our state has become the land of broken promise,” former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer stated. “And the promise-breaker in chief is Gavin Newsom.”

If all the required signatures are verified by California’s Secretary of State’s Office, a special election for governor will be held sometime this summer.

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