The Democrat weaseled out of at least one attempt to recall him. The focus may have changed to wildfire fighting efforts instead. It may have been politically impossible to recall him over their ridiculous lockdown lasting over a year. After seeing what Californians were up against, efforts were pushed over the top to do all that was required. Once 1.5 million signatures were verified, a recall election will be forced within 90 days.
The Democrat recall
Fox reported, “The California Secretary of State’s office confirmed the move Wednesday evening. The recall petition garnered over 1.7 million signatures, of which only 43 were withdrawn, leaving the effort well over the 1.5 million threshold.”
The Secretary of State’s office revealed, “a sufficient number of verified recall signatures had previously been reached by recall proponents in April. However, in accordance with California election law, voters were given a 30 day period from April 26 to June 8 to request county officials remove their signatures from recall petitions.”
An investigation from CapRadio and NPR’s California Newsroom found Gov. Newsom has misled the public by overstating the scale of the wildfire prevention efforts underway, and how much prescribed burning + fuel break building has actually happened: https://t.co/Jrl0w70Keq
— Ariel Boone (@arielboone) June 23, 2021
The Democrat misled the state
California has regular wildfires. Environmentalists often don’t allow proper forestry management. Newsom lied about the efforts involved in keeping wildfires down.
Ariel Boone tweeted, “An investigation from CapRadio and NPR’s California Newsroom found governor Newsom has misled the public by overstating the scale of the wildfire prevention efforts underway and how much prescribed burning and fuel break building has actually happened.”
The Democrat slashed the fire prevention budget
It helps when you walk the talk but Newsom didn’t. Newsom as a Democrat did fine by his party, but not by the people he governs. Per the report: An investigation from CapRadio and NPR’s California Newsroom found the governor has misrepresented his accomplishments and even disinvested in wildfire prevention. The investigation found Newsom overstated, by an astounding 690%, the number of acres treated with fuel breaks and prescribed burns in the very forestry projects he said needed to be prioritized to protect the state’s most vulnerable communities. Newsom has claimed that “priority projects” carried out as a result of his executive order resulted in fire prevention work on 90,000 acres. But the state’s own data show the actual number is 11,399.
Overall, California’s response has failed under Newsom. After an initial jump during his first year in office, data obtained by CapRadio and NPR’s California Newsroom show CalFire’s fire reduction output dropped by half in 2020, to levels below Gov. Jerry Brown’s final year in office. At the same time, Newsom slashed roughly $150 million from CalFire’s wildfire prevention budget.