Only 43 voters opted to withdraw their names from the recall petition they signed to remove California Governor Gavin Newsom from office.
The California Secretary of State has confirmed the remaining 1,719,900 voters who signed the petition are still valid, so the recall election will proceed.
We just don’t know when.
Now the California Department of Finance has to come up with a cost estimate which will depend on whether the recall is done as a special election or part of an election that is already scheduled.
That will take until August 5th 2021.
FILE – In this April 23, 2021, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a press conference about the newly reopened Highway 1 at Rat Creek near Big Sur, Calif. Organizers of the recall effort against Gov. Newsom collected enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot. The California secretary of state’s office announced Monday, April 26, 2021 that more than 1.6 million signatures had been verified, about 100,000 more than needed to force a vote on the first-term Democrat. (AP Photo/Nic Coury, File) June 24th 2021