There have been political rumblings in California for years, yet little has changed. Despite living in an overtly mismanaged state, California voters, seemingly ambivalent to their state’s increasing decay, have continuously chosen one disastrous Democratic governor after another. But perhaps 2020 was finally the year when state residents began to feel a bit of buyer’s remorse creeping in.
Governor Gavin Newsom, who was the Lt. Governor under Jerry Brown, won the gubernatorial race in 2018 with over 60 percent of the votes. Yet, over the past year, Newsom clearly sees the breadth of his constituents’ displeasure. With the massive restrictions relating to the China virus, high taxes, a staggering number of homeless, and an overall unfriendly environment towards small businesses and wealthy individuals, the Calfornia exodus continues. For those who have chosen to remain behind, the answer to the state’s woes is obvious: Newsom has got to go sooner rather than later.
The once longshot movement to have Governor Gavin Newsom recalled has been picking up steam. California residents have until March 10th to collect the almost 1.5 million signatures necessary to force the state to trigger a mid-term recall election. As of early January, supporters of the move have already collected more than a million signatures. There doesn’t seem to be any reason why the recall campaign would fail to meet the deadline.
According to Orrin Heatlie, a leading proponent of the effort to recall Newsom, “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.”
What is incredibly unique when it comes to this particular recall campaign is that organizers see more than just conservatives signing the petitions. Fox News reports that the politicians from both the left and the right are supportive, including Bernie Sanders and the former mayor of San Diego, Kevin Faulconer.
“It’s a new year. We need a new governor,” Faulconer tweeted on Saturday. “Jobs are leaving, homelessness is skyrocketing, and the state can’t even issue unemployment checks to people struggling right now to get by. California is better than this.”
Folks are giving more than just their signatures. They are opening their pocketbooks in order to make the recall a reality. One incredibly generous donation came from the Orange County investor, John Kruger, through the Prov 3:9 LLC. The organization only identified the donor after questions about the source of the money arose.
Thomas Liu, who has ties to Prov 3:9 LLC, said, “Both Mr. Kruger and I believe that the Governor’s Executive actions prohibiting religious assembly and worship violated the constitutional rights of Californians to congregate and worship.”
If you are a California resident and would like to sign the petition to recall Gavin Newsom or just want to stay current with the movement, you can visit the official website RecallGavin2020 for more information or to help support the recall effort.