Every California governor in modern history has faced recall attempts to oust them from office.

All but one have failed, but there is an active effort aimed at Gov. Newsom that appears to be gaining momentum.

Here’s what California voters should know⬇️
Under California law since 1911, voters can seek to oust an elected official through the ballot box by invoking a recall.

12% of registered voters in the last gubernatorial election from at least five counties must sign petitions backing the effort to make it onto the ballot.
In Newsom’s case, that means his opponents must submit 1,495,709 valid signatures.

In reality, as many as 2 million signatures are needed to account for those that are duplicates or invalidated.
The early roots of the effort to recall Newsom included supporters of former President Trump, some with ties to fringe groups.

But as the movement grew, it has been adopted by mainstream California Republicans. latimes.com/california/sto…
The three groups promoting the recall have raised more than $2.5 million.
The Republican National Committee earmarked $250,000 to fund outreach to Republican households in California, including links to sign recall petitions. latimes.com/california/sto…
The recall proponents’ petition called for Newsom’s ouster because of the state’s high taxes, homeless crisis and the governor’s position on issues such as immigration and the death penalty.

But their reasons have adapted as the pandemic has continued. latimes.com/california/sto…
We don't know yet if the recall will make the ballot. But it’s looking increasingly likely.

Read more from @LATSeema now: latimes.com/california/sto…

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