The California Legislature just passed SB 152 which authorizes the California Secretary of State to certify the recall petition signatures for a recall election without waiting for the Joint Legislative Budget Committee to review for 30 days the Department of Finance’s cost estimate, as required by existing law, if the Legislature has appropriated funds for conducting the election in the Budget Act or another statute, as the Globe reported on Monday.
As reported by California Senator Melissa Melendez, “The senate passed SB 152, which ONCE AGAIN, changes election law, this time to benefit Newsom in the recall election. I defy you to find a state with a more corrupt democrat party than the one in California.”
The Globe reported Monday, “The obvious goal of the legislation is to modify the timeline and process of the current recall election, to garner a more favorable electorate.”
This bill changes the voting procedures specific to a recall or election conducted prior to January 1, 2022 — requiring less neighborhood polling places and more days to count ballots. The bill seeks to modify and accelerate the recall by waiving a recently enacted requirement for the Legislature to review election costs.
As Assemblyman Kevin Kiley recently wrote:
“Newsom and his enablers are changing the rules for his own Recall in the middle of the game. They cheat in plain sight then wonder why people lack trust in our elections.
Newsom thought his best chance was to put the vote off until the state “opens.” Now he’s decided waiting too long presents other risks. So he’s changing the law to set the election exactly when he wants.
His top supporter in the Senate said this explicitly: “If you’re forced to fight an unnecessary battle, at least do it on your terms,” he wrote, citing future “threats” like “fires” and “school reopening” as a reason to hold the election earlier than the law currently allows.
If the vote is in September, as now appears likely, we have about 100 days to save California. Get ready for the campaign of a lifetime.”
It's official. Gavin Newsom has changed the timing of his own Recall in an attempt to suppress votes against him. All decent Californians must unite to remove the most corrupt governor in our history.
— Kevin Kiley (@KevinKileyCA) June 29, 2021
Addressing the obvious, a reply Tweet to Kiley’s summed it up:
He's rushing the recall to happen after he gives us money and before he locks us down again.
— Crackenomics (@crackenomics) June 29, 2021
More to come as this historic recall election unfolds. One thing that is apparent is that Gov. Newsom is attempting everything he can legislatively to alter the outcome.