California Democratic Governor Gavin Newson It will face a recall election as early as 90 days later, because the state’s secretary of state has confirmed that supporters of the recall have submitted enough valid signatures to achieve this goal.
California Secretary of State Shirley Webb announced the verification of the signature on Wednesday.
Now, the state Department of Finance has 30 working days to estimate election costs. Then, the state’s joint legislative budget committee will have 30 days to review the budget. Then, Eleni Kounalakis, Lieutenant Governor of the state, will arrange elections in 60 to 80 days. East Bay Times Report.
The estimated cost of the election is approximately $215 million.
According to a poll of 1,174 potential voters conducted by the California Institute of Public Policy in mid-March, only 40% of Californians supported the recall. The opinion poll found that 56% of respondents opposed the recall.
As the state’s COVID-19 cases and deaths soared, and schools and businesses continued to close, Newsom’s opponents collected signatures for the recall. However, as the country experiences the benefits, public perceptions of Newsom may change. His recent COVID-19 recovery plan.
By the time the recall election takes place, the impact of the pandemic on the state may be very different from now. However, possible summer droughts, wildfires, and ensuing power outages may deepen voters’ dissatisfaction with Newsom’s leadership.
Despite only serving as governor for two years, Newsom has faced five failed attempts to remove him by dismissal. According to state news website Cal Matters, California has some of the most lenient rules for initiating recalls. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the judge gave Newsom’s opponent nearly twice as long to solicit signatures for the recall.
Newsom’s approval rating is higher than that of Governor Gray Davis when he was removed in 2003. In the Morning Consult poll conducted almost exclusively in January, Newsom’s approval rate was 51% and the disapproval rate was 39%. In contrast, according to the statistics website FiveThirtyEight, Davis’ approval rate before being recalled was only in his 20s.
The website also pointed out that California is now more inclined towards the Democratic Party than it was around 2003. In 2004, the Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry Approximately 54% of the state votes were won. In 2020, the Democratic presidential candidate received more than 63% of the state votes.
Newsom’s spokesperson described the recall as a “plan” and “transparent partisan attempt” by the Republican Party to try to get a Trump supporter to serve as governor of the state, which elected Newsom and was in a historic overwhelming decline. Rejected Trump,” according to reports. CBS News 13 Sacramento.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.