LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The effort to recall Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón reached another milestone as of May 1 surpassing 400,000 signatures and raising over $6 million to support the campaign.
“This is the make-or-break phase of the recall, and if we can pull off this monumental task, Gascon will be voted out in a landslide,” recall spokesman Tim Lineberger said in a statement.
To trigger a recall election, the campaign must collect 566,857 verifiable signatures from registered Los Angeles County voters, or 10 percent of the total current registered voters, by July 6 to make it onto the November ballot.
In addition to paid and volunteer signature gathering, campaign leaders said they are preparing to mail out petitions with pre-paid return envelopes to targeted county voters.
Since Gascón entered office in 2020, he’s been accused by critics of being too soft on crime amid an overhaul of the county’s criminal justice system.
The recall effort is supported by several prominent organizations, including the Association of Deputy District Attorneys, the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, and the Los Angeles Police Protective League.
More than 34 cities, including San Gabriel, Santa Clarita, Beverly Hills, Pico Rivera, Whitter, La Mirada, and Covina have issued votes of no confidence in Gascón.