EL CENTRO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - A new campaign is asking for the recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-California), already receiving more than 900 thousand signatures, 4,000 of them from Imperial County.
A total of 1.5 million valid signatures are needed to force a special election under the California election code.
Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer (R-California) wrote a tweet announcing he was running for Governor while encouraging people to sign the "Recall" petition.
Gov. Newsom has received criticism for over-extensions of the stay-at-home order, and his admission last month that he dined at an opulent restaurant in Napa Valley while telling state residents to avoid social gatherings and to stay home.
“The shutdowns hurt a lot of jobs hurt a lot of jobs in any city or state, global,”said Alex Correa, Imperial County Resident.
“The governor in my mind is scary in the respect that he’s willing to raise taxes to some businesses that are going out of business and he’s gonna make it even more difficult for them to exist,” said Douglass Evers, Imperial County Resident.
The Imperial Valley Democrats party Committee Chair Annette Gonzalez Buttner told us, “I want to see a Democrat in the Governor's seat as do most voters in Imperial County. Much better for Democrats to have Newsom than to have Republican Kevin Faulconer from San Diego. However, Gavin's consistent unwillingness to reach out via Spanish-language media erodes the support of his base voters. Without Latino votes, he cannot survive politically. Eleni Koulanakis should fill the spot as California's first female governor.
We reached out to the Imperial Valley Republicans and have not heard a response back.