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Latest On Newsom Recall, Plus We Look Back At The Last Time A CA Governor Was Successfully Recalled




California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks at a press conference following the opening of a new large scale COVID-19 vaccination site at Cal State Los Angeles on February 16, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks at a press conference following the opening of a new large scale COVID-19 vaccination site at Cal State Los Angeles on February 16, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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Last week, state officials said that about 1.1 million signatures were submitted on behalf of the Governor Newsom recall movement, moving the effort forward as next month’s deadline approaches. 

The number to watch is 1,495,709 - that’s how many valid signatures need to be submitted by March 17 for a recall to be triggered. State officials are still verifying the validity of the signatures submitted. 

We dive into how the recall process works and what might happen. Plus, we’ll look back at last time a Governor was successfully recalled: Governor Gray Davis of California who was recalled in 2003 and replaced by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. 

Guests:

Laurel Rosenhall, reporter covering California politics for CalMatters; she tweets @LaurelRosenhall

Rob Stutzman, Republican political consultant and president of Stutzman Public Affairs; former deputy chief of staff to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; he was Schwarzenegger’s spokesperson during the recall effort; he tweets @RobStutzman