Recall of Josh Newman still on track after too few voters request to remove their names from petitions

By Patrick McGreavey | Of the more than 70,600 voters who signed petitions to hold a recall vote on state Sen. Josh Newman of Fullerton, only 849 asked that their signatures be withdrawn by the deadline, clearing a major hurdle for an election on whether to oust the Democratic lawmaker, officials said Tuesday.

Josh NewmanOpponents of the recall needed to get more than 7,000 voters to withdraw their signatures to deprive supporters of the 63,593 Air track gymnastics signatures needed to put the measure on the ballot, under a new system approved recently by the Democratic-controlled Legislature that slows down the process.

“Sen. Josh Newman has spent months lying to his constituents by claiming people were duped into signing the recall petition against him, and with today’s tally, he has been unmasked again as a pathological liar who is unfit to hold office,” said Carl DeMaio, a Republican activist heading the recall drive. “We eagerly look forward to voters having a chance to vote him out for his lies and his decision to increase the gas tax.”

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One Response to Recall of Josh Newman still on track after too few voters request to remove their names from petitions

  1. Shane Borowski says:

    The quote from Carl DeMaio in here is garbage and totally inaccurate. I was at the Target Center in Amerige Heights when one of the recall people approached me asking me to “sign and repeal the gas tax in California” – I did not sign and looked into it further. When I saw the flyer, which did not mention recalling Newman at all but listed various personalities and groups that supported this “gas tax” recall, I knew it was some kind of sham. For DeMaio to say Newman lied to his constituents about this is fraudulent and a lie in and of itself.