California Governor Gavin Newsom has had a rough year.
Well, let’s be honest, he’s made this past year rough for himself. He’s locked down his state, killed the economy, hypocritically violated his own CoVid-19 rules, and sent huge numbers of people fleeing to other states and more reasonable governors.
And, as you may have heard, the people of California have finally had enough and gathered thousands of signatures to force a recall vote for Newsom.
Now, Newsom’s recall vote has a date. Vanessa Serna writes,
California residents will vote September 14 on whether to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, whose handling of the COVID-19 pandemic sparked fierce criticism from small businesses and the public.
Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis called the election July 1, days after legislation was signed by Newsom to bypass a 30-day financial review of the recall. Eliminating that stage of the process allowed the recall timeline to accelerate; the election otherwise might have been called for October or November.
Although the reasoning for an early election was not immediately known, recall supporters said they were skeptical about the date selected.
“We’re just starting to see the tip of the iceberg,” Rescue California Campaign Manager Anne Dunsmore told The Epoch Times. “What’s striking about the new date is the risk that he’s taking. He must know that he’s in a lot of trouble.”
Dunsmore said she suspects the early recall date is due to rising gas prices, drought conditions, and the approaching fire season.
“We already know that he can’t handle it,” she said. “We already know that he throws money at the problem. We already know that he jumps too soon without really figuring out what’s best for his citizens. He’s only concerned about the short-term fix of his political image. I don’t think he’s going to survive.”
To be up front, I’m not a fan of either Newsom or his leftist policies, so I hope that the people of California get some relief by kicking out Newsom and electing someone with some common sense.
But I guess we’ll find out on September 14, 2021, won’t we?