California Governor Gavin Newsom may soon face his recall, as the secretary of state confirmed that enough signatures were gathered to trigger the election. The office of the secretary of state confirmed the movement on Wednesday evening, according to a report from Fox News.

The said recall petition against Governor Newsom garnered more than 1.7 million signatures, which was over the threshold to trigger the recall election, amounting to nearly 1.5 million signatures.

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Secretary of State Confirms California Governor Gavin Newsom's Recall Election

Because of this, the Secretary of State notified California's Department of Finance about the recall effort through a letter.

"The proponents of the recall effort against Governor Gavin Newsom, have submitted a sufficient number of valid signatures to initiate a recall election," said California's secretary of state, Shirley Weber, in a letter addressed to Keely Bosler, the director of the Department of Finance.

The Hill reported that the total number of gathered signatures was 1,719,900 after 43 signatures were withdrawn from the recall petition. The removal of signatures was possible due to the 30 day-period awarded to California voters from April 26 to June 8, where they can request county officials to remove their signature if they wish to do so, from the recall petitions.

The next step before holding the recall elections against California Governor Gavin Newsom is to wait for the estimation of the state's Department of Finance on the costs of the recall election and determine whether it will be held as a special election, or if it will be held on the next regularly scheduled elections.

California's Department of Finance is expected to include expenses such as things to be used in verifying the signatures, printing of ballots and voter information guides, as well as operating polling places. The Hill noted that the Department of Finance will be given at least 30 business days to accomplish the cost estimations or calculations.

After the calculations, another 30 days will be given to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee for them to review the estimation of the DOF. The final step will be the secretary of state certifying the signatures then allowing the lieutenant governor of the state to schedule a date for the recall election, whether 60 or 80 days later.

California Gubernatorial Candidates on Gavin Newsom's Recall Election

Once the date for Gavin Newsom's recall election was scheduled, the California governor will be replaced by several gubernatorial candidates. To date, more than 50 gubernatorial candidates will fight for the post of California's governor.

John Cox, Representative Doug Ose, Caitlyn Jenner, Kevin Faulconer are among the candidates who can be mounted by Californians as their governor. ABC 7 noted that Gavin Newsom was not allowed to run as a replacement candidate.

Moreover, ABC 7 also noted that the recall petition against Governor Gavin Newsom was established in February last year, before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Newsom's recall election will mark California's second time in history that a recall effort triggered a ballot.

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