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It’s official: Gavin Newsom is facing a recall election
Californians hoping to remove Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom from office have met the state’s minimum number of valid signatures to push a recall election forward this fall.
Newsom has already formed a political offensive to fight the recall, saying the effort is a partisan attempt by Republicans aligned with former President Donald Trump to wrest power from his majority-Democratic state.
Governor Gavin Newsom responded to the recall election with a video claiming the recall is distracting everyone from fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
This Republican recall threatens our values and seeks to undo the important progress we’ve made — from fighting COVID, to helping struggling families, protecting our environment, and passing commonsense gun violence solutions.
There’s too much at stake. pic.twitter.com/5ZEszlrcYl
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) April 26, 2021
Listen to John Rothmann explain what California residents should expect in the coming months.