A petition to initiate a recall vote against liberal District Attorney George Gascon has reportedly received enough signatures to move forward.
The Recall DA George Gascón campaign put out a statement celebrating their 566,857 vote, equaling the 10% of registered voters in the city. According to the release, the recall has now received “the most signatures ever collected in Los Angeles County for any petition.”
While celebrating the major milestone, the group behind the petition said their overall goal was to reach between 650,000 and 700,000 signatures by the July 6th deadline.
The campaign said, “We are officially within striking distance of initiating a recall against George Gascon, but the urgency for signature collection in these final days will be greater than ever. Simply clearing the required threshold is not enough – we must build the necessary cushion for signatures that are inevitably invalidated.”
“We are urging every registered voter in Los Angeles County to mail in their petition by no later than June 24 to ensure they arrive on time, or alternatively, drop them off at one of our permanent signing locations by June 30. The only thing that can stop us at this point is complacency.”
If the signatures are accepted by the deadline, the recall will appear on the November ballot.
As crime has increased across the city, much of the blame has landed at D.A. Gascon’s feet thanks to his liberal policies including no cash bail and reduced sentencing for repeat offenders, and refusing to charge juveniles as adults.
This will be the second time that Gascon has faced a recall vote since taking office in December, 2020.
George Gascon was also blamed after 2 police officers were murdered by a repeat offender who was released.
The major voting landmark is still only half the battle. To actually remove Gascon, the campaign will still need to round up over 50% of the vote against him. Do you think that Los Angeles’s D.A. will be in office next year?