Gascón’s recall campaign will review rejected signatures; Possible legal action

The campaign to recall Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón will review signatures that were rejected by county officials, a spokesperson told Breitbart News, a day after enough signatures were rejected to overcome recall effort.

Gascón, who took office in December 2020 after being elected with the help of millions of dollars in spending by leftist billionaire George Soros, has pursued sweeping “reform” policies that many voters blame for a wave of violent crimes in Los Angeles. He is one of 75 “progressive” prosecutors that Soros has installed across the country.

In July, the recall campaign garnered 26% more than the required target of 566,857 signatures. But on Monday, county officials claimed 27% of signatures were invalid for various reasons, causing the recall effort to fail.

Gascón claimed he had overcome a “power grab”.

In a statement late Monday, the recall campaign said:

Although the initial results are very surprising and disappointing, the Recall Committee intends to exercise all of its statutory and legal authority to review the rejected signatures and the verification process that took place, and will ultimately seek to ensure that no voter was deprived of their right to vote.

The removal of George Gascon from office was never a question of if, but of when. The citizens of Los Angeles cannot afford two more years of Gascon wreaking havoc on their streets – people’s lives are at stake.

Tim Lineberger, speaking to Breitbart News on behalf of the recall effort on Tuesday, said the campaign would use the 21-day interval allowed by the county to review signatures and challenge those it believes have been unjustly excluded. .

County spokesman Mike Sanchez, however, told Breitbart News on Tuesday that there is no mechanism to challenge rejected signatures, even after review.

Lineberger said it was “problematic” that the county did not allow observers to monitor the signature verification process, and said there were questions about the standard used to reject signatures. He suggested some voters may have been unfairly disenfranchised by the county.

He said Gascón’s claims of a “power grab” by the recall campaign were false: “He lives on another planet. He thinks it’s all a tinfoil hat thing… Gascon himself is part of a giant power grab.

“He bankrupted the city of San Francisco to take out a sitting district attorney [Jackie Lacey] who was the first African-American woman to hold this position.

“If anything is a power grab, that’s what Gascon and his cohort of soft-on-crime prosecutors have done. I’m shocked when I see these statements, I think it’s disgusting.
Lineberger said it’s unclear if there will be another recall effort, or if Gascón’s opponents will focus on losing him if he seeks re-election in 2024.

Joel B. Pollak is editor of Breitbart News and host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot Sunday nights from 7-10 p.m. ET (4-7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent e-book Neither Free Nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. His latest book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is the winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.


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