Newsom to face recall election later this year after only 43 petition signatures withdrawn

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO -- The effort to recall Governor Gavin Newsom is moving forward.

California law allows a 30-day period for voters to request to remove their signatures.

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The secretary of state announced Wednesday only 43 people chose to withdraw their signature from recall petitions.

The more than 1.7 million remaining verified signatures are still enough to trigger a recall election.

Now, the next phase of the recall process begins.

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The state's finance department will estimate the costs of the recall. As well as decide if it will be held as a special election or held as part of the next regularly scheduled election.

The costs must be submitted by Aug. 5., after which will be a 30-day period for review and comment.

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