Big Money Poured Into Effort To Recall California Governor

( Democratic Governor of California Gavin Newsom could be in trouble, with a campaign to remove him from office receiving a massive $500,000 donation just this week.

Prov 3:9, a consulting firm from Irvine, reportedly gave the donation to the efforts to remove the controversial and hypocritical governor to help achieve a recall election over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newsome has repeatedly forced businesses to close their doors and issued stay-at-home orders, despite being pictured dining with friends at a fancy French Laundry restaurant earlier this year.

Did he think apologizing would be enough?

A further $100,000 was reportedly donated by Sequoia Capital, a venture capital firm.

The huge sums of money are pouring in because state-wide campaigns for a recall election are difficult to pull off and usually require several million dollars to succeed. It’s a long shot, but the idea of a recall election has been tossed around by businesses and Republican figures for the last few months.

Last month, a judge gave supports of a recall election an additional three months to collect the 1.5 million signatures required to initiate the recall election. So far, supporters say they have 800,000 signatures. There is still a long road ahead, given that supporters would likely need around 2 million signatures to balance out any that are ultimately deemed ineligible, but these big donations certainly help in that effort.

California’s Republican Party has spearheaded much of the work in the election, and former GOP gubernatorial candidate John Cox has also publicly supported the idea. He has even gained the support of big media figures and political heavyweights, including former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Newsom’s COVID-19 regulations have been some of the harshest in the country, announcing recently that restaurants would once again stop being able to serve food indoors. In early December, Newsom also ordered all retail stores to only open at 20% capacity, for gatherings to become prohibited, and for people to stay at home unless for necessary trips.

Bars and hair salons were also ordered to close, making life extremely difficult for millions of Californians and business owners.

Should this latest effort to recall Newsom succeed – and they are certainly making significant steps towards achieving it – then it would be only the second time it has happened. In 2003, Governor Gray Davis was recalled and beaten by Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Another million or so signatures and we Newsom might be out of a job like millions of other Californians.