Democratic leaders in the California Legislature announced Thursday the state would cover the estimated $215 million cost to stage an expected recall election that could oust Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office, potentially allowing the contest to be held at an earlier date this year.
The announcement came shortly after state analysts released the cost projection, based on figures submitted by the state’s 58 counties that conduct elections.
“This funding will allow for an earlier recall election,” Senate leader Toni Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon said in a joint statement, adding that the Legislature also would waive a 30-day review of those costs.
No election date has been set at this point, and it wasn’t immediately clear how the leaders’ announcement might influence that decision, which is part of a lengthy process managed by the Secretary of State.
The California Director of Finance sent the County estimates and decision to the Four Skeeves of the California Joint Legislature Budget Committee: Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Crony), Budget Chair and Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-Sleazebag), Senator Anthony Portantino (D-Portly), and Lorena Gonzalez (D-Harridan). Four of the most corrupt Legs in the bunch, and they handle the purse strings.
The Skeeves, in turn, decided to waive their 30-day review process. These delay tactics embedded in the Recall law were set in place by this same Super Majority to stop the recall of Senator Josh Newman (D-Asshat) in 2018, and they didn’t work. Newman was recalled, although the constituents of CA-29 decided to re-elect him as their Senator two years later.
After all the billions he’s wasted with the train to nowhere, EDD boondoggle, invisible masks from Chyna, funneling gas tax $$ intended to fix roads into a “climate change” slush fund, among other bullshit? Yea, that $215 mil is 1/2 a drop in a bucket#RecallGavinNewsom https://t.co/Eg3C9iwq7Q pic.twitter.com/TiriWb7zKd
— Rachel Forsyth (@snarkybitch3000) June 11, 2021
This Legislature is working hard to ensure their sitting governor stays seated.
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