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Political battle lines form as Newsom recall effort boasts of 2 million signatures

Gov. Gavin Newsom

John Myers, Sacramento Bureau Chief | Los Angeles Times

Supporters of Gov. Gavin Newsom tacitly acknowledged this week that the Democratic governor will likely face a special election seeking his removal from office, as Newsom’s critics said they have collected more than 2 million signatures on petitions to force a vote this year.

[…] “Let’s call this recall what it is,” Assemblyman David Chiu (D-San Francisco) said. “This is a partisan, Republican attempt to grab control. This is something that is being driven by many Trump supporters, by national Republicans.”

[…] Two prominent, politically progressive organizations have launched a campaign to fight back against the recall effort. The National Union of Healthcare Workers began the effort last month, joined this week by the Courage Campaign [Courage California]