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Over 820,000 Signatures Collected to Remove CA Gov Newsom From Office

California Governor Gavin Newsom
California Governor Gavin Newsom

California residents are calling out Governor Gavin Newsom for his hypocrisy and demanding the recall of his governorship. An entire “citizen movement” of thousands of volunteers on the ground in California are petitioning to have the governor removed from office.

Their message is simple: “what makes this different is it’s Gavin Newsom itself” said Recall Gavin Newsom senior adviser Randy Economy on “America’s Newsroom” earlier this week. “This governor is his own worst enemy, and every day he does something more that puts him deeper and deeper into controversy, and he’s become a problem here in California.”

Specifically, the citizens fault him for his leadership during the 2020’s coronavirus pandemic. “He shut down the fifth-largest economy in the world the last nine months, and every single person out there in California should be outraged by that.” An impressive 820,000 signatures have already been collected by Economy’s group.

The signatures collected are part of an “effort to prompt a recall vote, which allows voters to directly remove an elected official from office before his or her term is up” reports Fox News. 1.5 million signatures total is needed by March in order to put the issue on the ballot.

Rescue California campaign manager Anne Dunsmore spoke to “Fox & Friends” saying working to remove Newsom from office is “probably one of the most important efforts I have worked on in over 40 years of campaign efforts.” Newsom has implemented strict shutdown orders but has allowed “big box stores to stay open” creating irreversible economic damage to small business owners and employees.

Dunsmore said Newsom is being “pulled” too far to the left and it is not working. “He’s going to put businesses out, he’s going to be putting mom and pop businesses out of business- he already has.” Dunsmore added, “and those that have slightly survived this turmoil are fleeing this state and even the corporate giants are leaving. It’s not sustainable. It’s going to end up hurting –his tax base is basically being obliterated.”