The effort to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) has officially received enough signatures for a recall election this year.
The California Secretary of State on Monday announced that counties have reached the threshold and confirmed at least 1,495,709 verified signatures.
More than 1.6 million valid signatures were collected by the campaign to oust Newsom.
“This now triggers the next phase of the recall process, a 30-business-day period in which voters may submit written requests to county Registrars of Voters to remove their names from the recall petition,” Secretary Weber said in a statement. “A recall election will be held unless a sufficient number of signatures are withdrawn.”
According to two trusted California polls, Newsom’s approval rating has sharply dropped in the last several months.
Only 46% of California voters approve of Newsom’s job performance, down from a 67% approval rating from September.