WeaselZippers posted a screen shot midday of a Los Angeles County report showing that a majority of signatures in LA County to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom are from Democrats.
Almost looking like a typical LA County election tabulation, the screen shot shows of the 146,507 signatures, 52.45% were Democratic voters, 24.95% were No Party Preference voters, and 17.15% were Republican voters.
As the Globe recently reported, The recall campaign did a study of a sampling of 20,000 of the recall signatures to see what the political party breakdown was. Recall campaign organizer Orrin Heatlie said 31.5% of the signers were “other than Republicans,” showing that this is a bipartisan event.
If this LA County report is legitimate, this may be a far more bipartisan recall election than anyone realized.
The Gavin Newsom Recall Campaign announced late last week it gathered 2,060,000 signatures, eclipsing a self-imposed goal of 2 million by the 10th.
According to a press release by the Recall Gavin 2020 campaign, of the now 2 million-plus signatures, 1, 871,573 have been pre-verified internally through a third party, while 1.8 million signatures have already been sent to the registrar of voters offices in 58 counties. By law, only 1.495 million signatures, 12% of the total Gubernatorial vote in 2018, are needed to trigger a recall election. This means that even with a 25% signature rejection rate, far above the current state and campaign third party rates, the recall will have enough to be on the ballot this year.