California campaign to fire Newsom nears threshold needed for ballot – By Bradford Betz (FOX News) / January 24 2021
Signatures of 12% of the voter turnout in previous election are required
A recall campaign to oust California Gov. Gavin Newsom is nearing its required threshold to qualify for a statewide ballot.
Over the weekend, recall organizers said they have collected 1.2 million of the 1.5 million signatures needed by March 17 to qualify for a ballot.
Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville, Calif. (AP/File)
Per state law, petition sponsors must gather the signatures of 12% of the voter turnout in California’s previous statewide election, which is about 1,495,709 names.