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CRP: 84,988 Signatures Submitted to Recall State Senator Josh Newman

Posted by Newsletter Reprint on June 30, 2017

This came over the wire from the California Republican Party on Tuesday…

84,988 Signatures Submitted to Recall State Senator Josh Newman

Today, the California Republican Party (CRP) announced that it has collected and submitted 84,988 signatures in the effort to recall State Senator Josh Newman. The campaign needs at least 63,593 signatures from voters within Senate District 29 by mid-October to qualify the recall for a vote.

“Voters in Senate District 29 have made their opposition to Newman’s vote on the gas tax and car tax increases very clear. The speed with which voters signed the petitions is a testament to the anger they feel towards these tax increases and a fear of what liberal Josh Newman might decide to tax next,” stated California Republican Party Chairman Jim Brulte.

In a cynically corrupt attempt to shield Senator Newman from the impending recall, Democrats in the Legislature scrambled to pass Senate Bill 96, a gut and amend bill that would needlessly extend the state’s recall approval process, denying voters in Senate District 29 the due process of a speedy election.

“It is a clear abuse of power for the same legislators who voted for a wildly unpopular gas tax to now change the rules applying to recall elections in order to protect their colleague form the voters of his community,” stated Brulte. “The Democrats’ attempt to quell the movement by retroactively changing the rules is pure political gamesmanship and completely undermines our democratic process.”

In light of the legislative tomfoolery the CRP will continue to circulate recall petitions and turn in signatures to ensure all voters who desire to sign have the ability to do so.

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One Response to “CRP: 84,988 Signatures Submitted to Recall State Senator Josh Newman”

  1. Jane Rands said

    Brulte’s comments sound as though he may be misinformed. One maybe able to conclude, “The speed with which voters signed the petitions (sic, there was only one petition)” is a testament to the anger they feel towards these tax increases…”

    One cannot, however, conclude it reflects a desire to recall State Senator Newman. You see, the paid petition circulators from outside the district, paid with money from outside the district, and under leadership from outside the district lied to voters in the district, telling them they were signing a petition to repeal the gas tax – not to recall State Senator Newman.

    And now the follow on campaign to remove ill-gotten signatures is sucessfully helping those same district voters to remove their names from the petition.

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