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Governor Gavin Newsom. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for California Globe)

New Governor Newsom Recall Campaign Started in California

California has had successful recalls in recent years, with 4 elected officials being recalled in California since 2018

By Evan Symon, June 13, 2020 8:33 am

On Wednesday, Secretary of State Alex Padilla granted retired Yolo County Deputy Sheriff Orrin Heatlie permission to begin another recall campaign against Governor Gavin Newsom.

The third recall attempt in less than two years

Heatlie’s campaign, Recall California Governor Gavin Newsom 2020, will need to gather a little under 1.5 million valid California voter signatures by November 7th to trigger a recall election in 2021. This will be the third attempt against Governor Newsom since he was sworn into office in January 2019. The two previous attempts expired earlier this year with the highest garnering petition only getting around 352,000 signatures, despite prominent national and international attention.

Attorney Mark Meuser. (Photo: Twitter)

While the reasons for previous petitions ranged from mismanagement to healthcare to tax increases to allowing sanctuary cities to operate,  supporters this time around have focused on the Governor’s response to the coronavirus crisis and the subsequent economic downturn. Former Chairman of the California Republican Party and supporter of the recall Tom Del Beccaro clarified the reasons during a virtual town hall meeting last week.

“Newsom is a failed governor who mismanaged the pandemic and threatened the state’s economy by shutting down businesses,” said Del Beccaro. “We don’t truly have a (coronavirus) crisis.”

Other supporters, including 2018 Secretary of State candidate Mark Meuser and 2019 California Republican Party Chairman candidate Steve Frank, have also given high taxation and second amendment violations as additional reasons for the recall.

While the campaign has aimed to get 100,000 signatures in ten days, even the most ardent supporters have noted the recall being a longshot.

“It’s a monumental task,” stated Heatlie.

Governor Newsom remains popular in California

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, an economic downturn, a large number of executive orders, and ongoing protests against police brutality across California, Governor Newsom remains largely popular in the Golden State. He currently holds a 65% approval rating and has been seen by many as holding the state together during a crisis.

“He was the face of California during the crisis and was on the news every night keeping Californians informed,” explained media analyst Michael Finney. “That’s what most people are remembering now. They aren’t seeing any of the associated misgivings or of the economy being hurt. They’re just seeing a Governor explain what’s happening to the populace.

Governor Mike DeWine in Ohio and Governor Andrew Cuomo in New York have faced similar negative charges against them because of their response to the crisis and not reopening fast enough to mitigate economic damage. And, especially with Cuomo, not responding to the George Floyd protests in time. But they, like Newsom, have taken a page from FDR’s book and have given modern day fireside chats. So they’ve been winning a lot of points with voters and their popularity and job security has remained high as well.

His popularity, as well as the general left-leaning public of California, have made any recall against him pretty difficult. Many Californians have liked his response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Democrats also remember 2003 and having Gray Davis go out and a Republican, Arnold Schwarzenegger, getting in, and they don’t want a return of that.”

If enough signatures are gathered by November, it would be the first Governor recall in California in 18 years when, in 2003, Governor Gray Davis was recalled over leadership issues, high taxation, and inaction over a struggling California economy.

California has also had an uptick of successful recalls in recent years, with 4 elected officials being recalled in California since 2018. In 2018, Judge Aaron Persky was recalled following the outrage over his ruling in the Brock Turner rape case, with state Senator Josh Newman being recalled later that year over his gas tax vote. Earlier this year, two Santa Cruz City Councilmen were also recalled because of misconduct.

The Newsom recall position is currently available online and will remain active through November 7th.

Evan Symon
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26 thoughts on “New Governor Newsom Recall Campaign Started in California

    1. Every fund is diverted to other things in California. Proposition money disappears into the abyss and is never spent on what the voters approved. The media in California has no curiosity at all about how money is spent. Perhaps the Globe can investigate?

    2. Gov Newsom is popular in his frickin head. The articles says this, but after the jerk purposely destroyed kaly with the fake virus hoax, had mom and dad arrested for walking and then released 20,000 FELONS, refused to stop AntiFA, the demorat street troops from destroying business after business.. it may be a new day for Gel Hair. They’re going to get him this time. in fact several pundits are talking about President Trump having a fair shot at flipping Kaly red. AB-5 is going to be the catalyst asa it made 1 million people unemployed. Head over to the welfare lines for unemployment and I bet you find gobs of folks eager to sign that petition

      1. …Or find the nearest street of still-existing small businesses and they’ll be BEGGING to sign the petition.

        1. Whenever you see the results of a PPIC poll be very very very suspicious.
          PPIC polls are famous for trying to FORM opinion, not reflect it, and (they think) create a bandwagon effect.
          Are you going to believe a PPIC poll that says Gruesome has a 64% approval rating or believe your own eyes?
          Ridiculous lies. We’re swimming in them.

      2. You’re such an ill or misinformed moron. 20,000 felons? More like 3,500 non-violent inmates scheduled to be released within the next 60 days anyway who’ve had their release date accelerated and this is to save tax payers like me from footing the cost to incarcerate these men. But a Fear monger moron like you can’t even get simple facts right. And Antifa? WTF? Do you mean the anti-dictator movement? You’re problem is spreading too many of the Fox News talking points and having no frigging idea as to what true empirical data actually states about the topics of which you choose to comment on. As for trump turning California red… once again you’re a moron SMH this will be the third attempt to recall Newsom and their best shot got less than 1/2 a million names. So good luck with gathering the 1.5 million needed to get that moronic idea on the 2021 ballot.

        1. Too bad you cant communicate without calling names or belittling others. It would be so easy to lay some names on you. But in the meantime STFU

  1. The polls citing gov. Newsom’s approval rating at 65% have to be just as wrong as the polls predicting that Hillary would win the presidency in 2016!

  2. Newsom needs to go. He’s killing businesses and violating the very fabric of our constitution by pushing a false narrative of security as a means to flex his overreach of power. He ruined San Francisco and should do the people a favor and disappear. That would be more effective for the state. What a piece of work.

  3. I worked with a huge number of people who all worked very hard getting petitions signed in the most recent recall Newsom attempt. I love the idea of trying again but these are the issues that prevented success: all petitions must be submitted to the signers County Register Office to confirm authentic signatures. L.A. County and a # of other Co. Register’s Offices REFUSED to even acknowledge receipt of hundreds of petitions so they were not forwarded to the next step in the process Secretary of State Alex Padilla who must approve them and then he sends them to Attorney General Xavier Becerra for final acceptance of the petitions. Seems like the road blocks are set in place to prevent we, the people, from winning a much needed recall of Newsom. But, hey, I am all for trying over and over.

    1. I too hope the recall goes through this time. It’s too bad we couldn’t bring charges against the ones who refused to follow through last time. This is an outrage!!!

  4. I too hope the recall goes through this time. It’s too bad we couldn’t bring charges against the ones who refused to follow through last time. This is an outrage!!!

  5. He needs to keep up appearances that this virus is dangerous in order to maintain the influx of federal disaster money-money he is using to fund his social programs not to help with the “disaster”. He is trying to use this idiocy to further his run for the White House by buying up motels to “get homeless off the street”. The working people who pay taxes in CA are pawns in his political game- we have no importance to him and he is using us, and this office we stupidly voted him into, to try to make himself competitive in a bid for the Presidency. We need to stop him before he ruins the entire country like he ruined SF and now CA.

    1. I heard that the reason he is making wearing a face mask mandatory is because he just got a big contract with china for the face masks, the wearing of face masks is not healthy here are just a few facts about them.
      1, Research published in the annals of internal medicine indicated that both surgical and cotton masks seem ineffective in preventing the dissemination of Sars, Cov-2 from coughs of patients with covid 19.
      2. In a 2008 study of surgical masks worn by 53 surgeons researchers found that the masks reduce the blood oxygen levels significantly creating a condition known as Hypoxia.

  6. Just keep in mind, that 65% approval rating was taken off of a sample of 1,706 Americans which were mostly polled in Los Angeles and surrounding San Francisco Counties. Considering California has a population of~41million people, thats only .0042% of Americans that were even asked. This poll is being reported like it is creditable. Give me a break..

  7. Recallgavin2020.com
    I’m fine starting over but these all need to go to one place so please sign AGAIN if you want your vote to count.

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