Posted: Feb 13, 2021 / 8:59 PM PST
Updated: Feb. 13, 2021 / 9:00 p.m. PST
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – Those behind the attempt to recall Governor Gavin Newsom say they collected enough signatures to get a special election on the ballot, and activists in Bakersfield collected more signatures Saturday to support the Expand balance sheet.
A senior recall advisor confirmed Friday that they had collected just over 1.5 million signatures for a recall election.
On Saturday, organizers held a pop-up event in the Hobby lobby parking lot on California Avenue. Supporters say Newsom didn’t do well enough during the pandemic.
The signatures have yet to be verified by the Foreign Minister’s office. The group says they will continue to collect signatures through mid-March.
Former Newsom gubernatorial rival John Cox and former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer have already announced that they will be entering the governor race when the recall goes to the vote.