Newsom is staring at a recall. He's not the only one

Newsom is staring at a recall. He's not the only one

6/11/2021 4:17:00 PM

Newsom is staring at a recall. He's not the only one

Publicity around the Newsom recall, as well as pandemic fallout and a combative political atmosphere, have helped fuel a surge in local recall drives around California.

to recall him, has yet to file official paperwork.)Local election officials and experts have cited publicity around the Newsom recall, as well as pandemic fallout and an increasingly combative national political atmosphere, as likely factors driving this year’s frenzy of local recalls.

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“This is another way for the public to say, ‘We’re watching you, and we’re going to hold you accountable,’” said Sacramento County elections chief Courtney Bailey-Kanelos.L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva signs a large version of the petition to recall L.A. County Dist. Atty. George Gascón.

(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)AdvertisementBailey-Kanelos’ office now fields roughly three times more recall inquiries than it has in the past.The stream of calls and emails began pouring into her office in the weeks after the November election — during the same month that a now-infamous dinner at the French Laundry rocketed a long-shot campaign to recall the governor to the forefront of state politics.

The increase in recall attempts targeting local school board members has been “unprecedented,” said California School Boards Assn. spokesperson Troy Flint. School board members account for two-thirds of the local officials targeted for recall this year, with many campaigns targeting multiple members of the same board.

It’s too soon to say whether the upswing in filed recall attempts will actually lead to more special elections later this year. More than a few of those 68 attempts have already fizzled. Several stalled out of the gate with filings that didn’t meet election code standards, while others failed to gather enough signatures during the requisite timeline.

AdvertisementLocal recall proponents have between 40 and 160 days to gather petition signatures, depending on the number of voters in a district. (Recall petitions must be signed in person.) That strict timeline is one of the biggest hurdles to successfully qualifying a recall attempt, and a pandemic-related extension in signature-gathering time is widely believed to have made the Newsom recall possible.

Recalls have been generally on the rise nationally since the 1980s, according to Joshua Spivak, a senior fellow at the Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government Reform at Wagner College and one of the nation’s leading experts on recalls. Amid that broader tide, Spivak said the 2003 recall of California Gov. Gray Davis helped solidify the recall’s place in the public consciousness.

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I’m with LindaParks2021 !!! DemocracyDocket TheDemCoalition ProjectLincoln Eleven_Films J_Mei21 MeidasTouch DeeCal1 GavinNewsom CA_Dem IndivisibleTeam IndivisibleVent Hopefully next year when we vote- we can clean house & start new. We need new leadership & it shows. We can keep our same values but we need to enforce our laws as well & help more than hurt.

Newsom recall will cost California taxpayers $215 million, state officials sayAn analysis projects the recall election against Gov. Gavin Newsom will cost $215 million, an amount that's likely to grow as more candidates emerge. Send the bill to California’s Central Valley: Bakersfield, Visalia, Hanford, Fresno, Madera, Tulare, Selma, Stockton—all of the ugly name towns. They’re the ones who had the most signatures. Keeping Newsom will cost billions. How about we shelter some homeless humans or animals instead?

California recall that could oust Gov. Newsom projected to cost state $215MIt will cost California counties an estimated $215,000,000 to stage an expected recall election this year that could oust Gov. Newsom from office, state analysts say. It’ll be money well spent He is not going anywhere. Right, but he unjustly forced the closure of businesses in his State leading to mass poverty when instead he could have just been giving the infected people some hydroxychloroquine.

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