“The people are being heard loud and clear, and it is not a matter of IF we are going to reach our goal necessary that will trigger a recall election of Newsom, it is just when we cross the finish line,” Orrin Heatlie, the lead proponent of the effort to remove the Democrat, in a statement.
There are approximately nine weeks for organizers to gather 500,000 additional signatures, which would put the petition on the ballot for Californians to vote on. March 17 is the deadline.
Heatlie called the recall campaign a “literal steamroller and Gavin Newsom’s failed policies are being runover and flatten [sic] by the People of California who will no longer be held hostage to his dictatorial failed policies.”
Newsom’s office hasn’t responded to requests for comment on the petition. Read more…