BREAKING: It’s official – Newsom will face a recall election after over 1.6 million petition signatures verified

The recall election of California Governor Gavin Newsom will officially take place after sufficient petition signatures were verified.

ABC reported “the effort to recall Governor Gavin Newsom has submitted enough verified signatures to qualify for a recall election, according to an update from the California Secretary of State’s office. The latest update says 1,626,042 signatures have been submitted and verified. To qualify, they needed 1.495 million signatures.”

“Counties still have until April 29 to submit the rest of the verified signatures and that will then be followed by a 30-day period where people can withdraw their signatures,” the report adds. “Former State Senator Don Perata has launched an effort — called ‘Stop the Steal’ — to encourage people to remove their names from the petition. However, even Newsom’s team believes it is unlikely the effort will ultimately be successful in blocking the recall.”