Governor Mike Huckabee joins generations of Republican leadership to support the effort to recall Governor Newsom as signature total tops 800,000.
ORANGE COUNTY, CA – December 10 – Former Governor Mike Huckabee officially endorses the Republican-led effort in California to recall Governor Gavin Newsom.
“It’s no wonder successful and innovative people like Elon Musk are leaving California,” said Huckabee. “Gavin Newsom’s far-left policies, confiscatory taxes and draconian lockdowns are forcing everyone from small business owners to tech millionaires to start packing up their U-Hauls.”
Mike Huckabee is a Christian minister and political commentator who served as the 44th governor of Arkansas from 1996-2007. Huckabee was also a candidate for the Republican Party presidential nomination in both 2008 and 2016, host of the talkshow Huckabee and the author of several best-selling books. His daughter, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, served two years as President Donald Trump’s White House Press Secretary. After the 2020 presidential election, he supported Donald Trump’s claims of voter fraud, asking him to pursue legal action.
Governor Huckabee joins Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Former GOP Chairman Tom Del Beccaro, Honorable Chairs Tirso Del Junco, CA GOP Chairman during the Reagan administration, Former GOP Chair Frank Visco and Former LA County Supervisor and CA GOP Chairman Mike Antonovich. Leading proponent for OpenCALNow, Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner, also serves as Honorary Chair. Co-Chairs include county party chairmen, past and present state legislators and numerous Women’s Federated chapters.
An estimated 800,000 signatures have already been collected of the 1,495,709-minimum required by March 17th. After an initial submission of 55,586 signatures to county registrars in July, California Patriot Coalition/ RecallGavin2020 submitted an additional 494,241 signatures in the beginning of November and is in the process of preparing an additional submission of approximately 250,000 within the next few weeks for a total of over 800,000 signatures. With signatures gathered in all 58 counties, the top performing counties include Los Angeles and Orange County, each submitting over 70,000 signatures, followed by Riverside with just over 50,000 and San Diego at 45,000. This is the largest known gathering of signatures by volunteers in US history.
The original petitioners of the current effort, a massive non-partisan volunteer organization, welcomed the support.
“This is happening at exactly the right time, we have just gotten the 120 day extension. This new committee, supported by dozens of prominent elected officials and seasoned professionals, is a perfect complement to our volunteers. We are the army, and they are the cavalry. I could not be more pleased.” – Orrin Heatlie, Lead Proponent of the Recall