Overall, the effort needs nearly 1.5 million people to sign by mid-March, which will lead to the mid-year elections.
“People are being heard loud and clear, and it is not if we will reach our necessary goal that will lead to Newsom’s re-election, only when we cross the finish line,” Oren Hettley, the main supporter of the official RecallGavin2020.com said in a statement.
Randy Economy, Senior Counselor for Gavin Newsom 2020 Official campaignAnd the He previously told Fox News The campaign hopes to reach the threshold required to put the measure on the ballot by mid to late January.
The Economy said the “grassroots” efforts are nonpartisan, and include supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders and fans of President Trump.
A spokesman for Newsom’s office did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
California’s recall initiatives are not uncommon – although they rarely go into the polls.
However, people may be particularly upset with Newsom, which has faced criticism over a number of recent events, including for violating its own strict coronavirus restrictions when he attended an indoor dinner party late last year. Attendees at the extravagant restaurant rally were seated up close and not wearing masks.
In the end, the governor of California apologized for the incident, calling it a “bad mistake.”
Newsom has it too Recently passed The launch of the Coronavirus vaccine in the golden state is not proceeding as quickly as expected, while confirmed cases of the virus are rising. Several states have found themselves facing similar challenges in distributing vaccines.
The economy suggested that supporters of the movement believed the governor mismanaged the coronavirus situation, adding that many of the state’s small business owners – such as restaurants and small shop owners – had lost their livelihoods altogether, while supermarkets, like Target, were allowed to remain open.
The Economy said Newsom “places corporate interests on the people of California.”
Gray Davis, who was recalled in 2003, was the first governor to be recalled in the United States since 1921. In the end, Davis was replaced by Republican candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger.