California Democrats vow to change ‘weaponized’ recall system

State has one of the nation’s lowest thresholds for the number of signatures needed to trigger a recall election

Hours after Gavin Newsom beat back a historic recall election that could have cost him his job, Democrats in California vowed to reform the system allowing to challenge a sitting governor.

The changes could include increasing the number of signatures needed to force a recall election, raising the standard to require wrongdoing on the part of the officeholder and changing the process that could permit someone with a small percentage of votes to replace the state’s top elected official.

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