A petition to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom has reached 1 million signatures as of Tuesday night, exposing widespread public disgust at the Democrat leader’s failures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Those signatures mark the halfway point for the campaign, whose goal is to get 2 million signatures in hopes of allowing Californians to pick a new governor by mid to late summer.
“One million frustrated Californians have signed the official recall petition,” Tom Del Beccaro, chairman of the recall campaign, said per CBS Los Angeles. “We are two-thirds of the way to giving voters the opportunity to choose a new governor and a new direction for the state.”
Newsom has come under fire for implementing draconian restrictions during the pandemic that have decimated businesses across the state and left millions of children unable to attend school (while his remain at a private school that offers in-class instruction). Anger at the Democrat governor ramped up last fall, when it was revealed he attended an indoor party for his political friend’s 50th birthday at the upscale French Laundry, despite having forced other restaurants to remain closed to the public.
(Cover Photo: Gage Skidmore)