The second recall effort against Governor Gavin Newsom (D) has now did. Petitioners managed to get 352,271 signatures, of which 281,917 were valid. They needed 1495709.
This recall effort was led by Erin Cruz, who came in sixth in the US Senate primary. There was also one by Dr. James Veltmeyer, who lost the Republican primary for a Congressional seat in 2018 (that also died). The petitions seems to be focused on immigration issues, though there are also claims of capital punishment and the cost of the state wildfires and "medicare for all." There is also a preexisting online petition led by someone else that has 42,000 signers, of which exactly zero would count to a real petition. While both efforts have been getting press, there hasn't been much money raised for the effort ($53,000 for one, $48,000 for the second).
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