California To Look At Recall Process
Provided By - Video Elephant on September 16, 2021
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is breathing easier after he survived his recall attempt this week. Now, some Democrats in the state legislature want to re-examine California's recall system. That includes holding hearings to consider potential changes. Critics say the the threshold to recall an official is too low and is a waste of taxpayer dollars. The state spent roughly $270 million in this latest recall attempt. Newsom said the process has been "weaponized" and is bracing for another recall effort. SEE MORE: California Gov. Gavin Newsom Beats Back GOP-Led Recall"It's a strange place to be as someone that, you know, might be on the receiving end yet again," he said. "If past is prologue, this is the sixth recall effort in the two and a half years I've been governor, might suggest that process may unfold yet again." This week's recall election was the second time Californians went to the polls to decide the fate of a sitting governor. The other recall election was in 2003, which resulted in Gray Davis losing his seat, with Arnold Schwarzenegger replacing him.