The man behind one of two efforts to recall Gov. Newsom explains why he wants the governor gone
Dr. James Veltmeyer is attempting to recall Gavin Newsom, arguing the governor is putting immigrants ahead of Californians.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — “Every legislation, every law that [Newsom] created and is proposing is undermining the safety and dignity of our Californian people.”
As he nears the end of his first year in office, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has already had two separate efforts to force him to stand for a recall election bubble up.
Dr. James Veltmeyer is leading one of those recall attempts against Newsom. He believes it’s already time for Newsom to go because he’s putting the safety of all Californians at risk.
Newsom defeated John Cox with over 60% of the vote in 2018 to become California’s 40th Governor. A recent poll found Newsom’s approval rating and his disapproval rating at a statistical tie.
Thad Kousser, a political science professor at the University of California, San Diego, describes the recall effort against Newsom as “the long shot of long shots.”
The only recall effort to successfully remove a California governor which forced a special election was against Gray Davis in 2003. California voters elected Arnold Schwarzenegger to replace Davis in the special election.
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