California collected enough signatures to vote to recall the governor

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California collected enough signatures to vote to recall the governor

A referendum on the issue will probably be held in the fall

Initiators of California Governor Gavin Newsom’s recall have collected enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot.

The California Secretary of State’s office says more than 1.6 million signatures have been verified.

That’s about 100,000 more than needed for a recall vote for a first-term Democratic governor.

The vote will likely take place in the fall when voters will be asked to answer two questions: should Newsom be recalled and who should succeed him? Answers to the second question will only count if more than half of the voters answer “yes” to the first.

Among the most prominent Republicans running to replace Newsom are former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner, who has never run for elected office.

In 2003, California voters recalled Democratic Governor Gray Davis and replaced him with Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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