Signature Collection Period Ends In Newsom Recall

CBS News reports:

A plodding, months-long review kicks off Wednesday to confirm what appears inevitable: California Gov. Gavin Newsom will face a recall election that could oust the Democrat before his first term ends.

The announcement Monday that Newsom was beginning to raise money to defend his seat seemed to confirm that he believes organizers behind the recall have collected sufficient petition signatures to place the proposal on the ballot.

Wednesday marks the cutoff for organizers to submit signatures to county election officials, who have until April 29 to verify their authenticity and notify the secretary of state with the results. However, given the various legal hoops that must be cleared, it could take until September before an election date is scheduled.

Read the full article. The recall drive is largely the creation of lockdown protesters.