Talk to almost anyone you know that lives in Los Angeles, and they will tell you about the increase in crime, decrease in arrests, and absurd new way of law and order that is happening under the watch of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon.
Elected in 2020, Gascon’s campaign was funded in part by George Soros, and he wasted very little time turning the DA’s office upside down.
Six months after he was elected, a campaign is in place to try to get him out. Here’s part of the statement from Desiree Andrade, the organizer and spokesperson for the Recall George Gascon campaign.
“George Gascon got elected by disguising a radical, dangerous, and pro-criminal agenda as ‘criminal justice reform,’ but that’s not what he is doing. What he failed to mention was that he would cater to the most heinous offenders in our society at the expense of victims and let cold-blooded killers back onto our streets.”
Word in LA is the recall effort has the support of crime victims and their families, victims’ rights advocates, and former law enforcement officers and former prosecutors.
Here’s what needs to happen to send Gascon packing. The group trying to oust him has 160 days to gather the needed 579,062 signatures from registered L.A. County voters. The registrar then has 30 days to certify the signatures. If that is success, a recall election would be scheduled for some time in 2022.
The clock is ticking, as they deadline to gather the signatures on the petition is October 27 of 2021.
The other famous recall effort going on in California is the attempted recall of Governor Gavin Newsom. No serious Republican challenger has emerged, and Friday it was announced that Netflix CEO Reid Hastings pledged $3 million to Newsom’s camp to stay in office.
There are no limits on the amount of money Newsom can raise or spend to win his recall election this fall and it’s almost a foregone conclusion he will stay in power until at least 2022.