In an attempt to suppress votes against him, California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) changed the timing of his own recall election.
The recall organizers secured more than 1.5 million signatures earlier this year, enough to launch a recall election this year.
However, the California swamps Democrats are up to their old tricks.
On Monday, the Democrat-led California legislature voted on party lines to bring the recall election forward, benefiting Newsom, and Newsom swiftly signed the bill.
Newsom is modifying the regulations to benefit from his increased support rating since the Covid lockdown ended, the Republicans claimed.
According to the Sacramento Bee:
“California lawmakers on Monday passed a bill that will change portions of the state elections code in an effort to benefit Gov. Gavin Newsom in the all-but-certain recall election to be held later this year.
Newsom quickly signed the measure, SB 152, which lets state officials bypass one of the steps of certifying the recall election.
Under the previous law, the Department of Finance was to issue a cost estimate, after which the Joint Legislative Budget Committee had 30 days to review and comment on the costs. Both the review by finance and the review by lawmakers were steps put into place less than four years ago by Democratic lawmakers.
The changes could speed up the timeline for a Newsom recall. Once the Secretary of State’s office certifies the recall, Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis is required to schedule the election in no less than 60 days and no more than 80 days. Some Democrats have suggested an earlier recall date will benefit the governor, who is currently riding a wave of approval as California reopens and the state coffers are overflowing with an $80 billion surplus.”
Kevin Kiley, a Republican state legislator in California, blasted Newsom for changing the rules of his own recall election.
It’s official. Gavin Newsom has changed the timing of his own Recall in an attempt to suppress votes against him. All decent Californians must unite to remove the most corrupt governor in our history.
— Kevin Kiley (@KevinKileyCA) June 29, 2021
In California’s history, this is the second time that a recall election has successfully triggered to oust a governor – out of 55 attempts!
In 2003, former California Governor Gray Davis (D) was recalled due to the state’s energy problems, rolling blackouts, and soaring vehicle registration prices.