The American Spectator
by Steven Greenhut
Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom only took office in 2019, yet he has faced a seemingly endless stream of recall efforts mostly related to his handling of the coronavirus situation. To date, he has brushed off several recall signature-gathering drives. They were useful for conservative venting perhaps, but stood virtually no chance of qualifying for the ballot.
Successful recall campaigns require tons of cash, big-name endorsements, and, well, something beyond grassroots anger to make it happen. Even with California’s generous recall rules, it takes a lot more than an edgy Facebook presence to dislodge a sitting governor.