California Governor Gavin Newsom had hoped he could reverse his fortunes and compel enough California voters to rescind their signatures on the recall petition. He said it was all an effort driven by Proud Boys and 3 Percenters. He claimed people were misled about him and it was really, really easy for them to rescind their signature and avoid a recall election. He said it was too expensive, unnecessary, and all part of a vast right-wing conspiracy.
As the deadline to rescind signatures came and went, a shockingly low number of people heeded the warnings from his massive anti-recall campaign. In some counties, zero people rescinded.
Los Angeles County, the most populated in the state, had seven people rescind. Just south in Orange County, one person took back their signature. The highest number came from Fresno County, the only one that had double digits with ten people rescinding. It wasn’t anywhere near the hundreds of thousands he needed in order to stave off efforts to remove him from office.
Now that his efforts to keep his job have failed this crucial step, the Secretary of State’s office reduced their proclaimed cost to hold the election by nearly half, dropping it down to $215 million. According to The Epoch Times:
For a recall petition removal to be valid, voters must complete their name, residence address at the time of signing the recall petition, and a valid signature. Residents had until June 8 to submit a withdraw request.
Lee said the low number of withdrawn petitions was not unusual, as it is common to have few petition signatures removed.
“Any voter who has signed the recall petition may provide a written request to their county elections officials to have their signature removed from the petition within 30 business days,” Lee said.
In Los Angeles County, 328,224 signatures were received with seven signers requesting withdraws, Los Angeles County Registrar spokesperson Mike Sanchez told The Epoch Times.
As of June 10, the City of Fresno had reported 10 rescinded signatures, the highest figure in the state. Some counties reported no removed signatures.
Rescue California campaign manager Anne Dunsmore said that with the governor’s anti-recall efforts, the low amount of removed signatures was “embarrassingly low.”
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“I’m not surprised that people would not take their signatures off the petitions,” Dunsmore told The Epoch Times. “It’s another underestimation of the commitment people have on the ground to get rid of him… and it is another indication that they overestimated their own popularity and think this is only three percenters and proud boys.”
State officials have released a new cost for the recall election at $215 million, less than the $400 estimated cost announced earlier.
Said Dunsmore, “I’d say $215 million dollars is the best investment California can make in getting rid of a bad employee.”
After the June 8 deadline, the Secretary of State has 10 days to determine if the signatures meet the requirement to hold a recall election.
The most embarrassing thing for Democrats like Gavin Newsom is watching them learn the truth about how people feel about them. The “woke” often cannot understand why they aren’t universally adored.
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