A new effort was announced Monday to try to oust Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón from office within months of a similar recall campaign falling short.
Supporters of the recall could begin collecting signatures in January or February, according to Karen Roseberry, a spokeswoman for Recall Gascón Now.
“The people are frustrated. Crime is rising,” Roseberry said. “There is no reason we can’t get him recalled.”
She noted that the city councils of 31 cities within Los Angeles County have issued “no confidence” votes involving Gascón. In mid-September, organizers of the prior recall attempt said the effort was hampered by COVID-19 pandemic health mandates, along with a “premature start” and vowed to re-launch their bid to recall the county’s top prosecutor, who was sworn in nearly a year ago.
Despite the failure of the original effort, organizers said then that they remained committed to recalling Gascón, who has come under fire from critics for a progressive agenda that has included directives against seeking the death penalty and dropping sentence-enhancing allegations in criminal cases.
Gascón has repeatedly defended his policies, saying his stances were well-known during his campaign and his election signified public support of his agenda. A campaign spokesman told the Los Angeles Times the original recall drive had collected about 200,000 signatures. The group needed about 580,000 signatures by Oct. 26 to force a recall election.
Roseberry said organizers will probably need about that many verified signatures for the recall effort to go before voters.
7 comments for "New effort planned to try to recall LA County DA George Gascón"
William Carling says
I don’t live in LA County, so I don’t have any actual say in what happens there. Your comment however, is spot on and echoes my exact response after I read up on Gascon. And I also thought about the fact that I voted for a representative that I knew nothing about and have regretted ever since. I’ll try not to repeat. I certainly hope the recall is successful. A DA who has never tried a case?? I’m guessing That they voted against Jackie Lacy more than for Gascon.
George is Awful says
This guy is the worst thing to happen to the county.
Tim Scott says
Anyone keeping track of how much the GOP’s new “constant drives for recall” obstruction strategy is costing taxpayers?
Probably not as much as democrats funding the study of lesbian dance theory.
Get him our
Responsible Voter says
I wonder who voted for Gascon? You get what you vote for, remember that, people of California! I am so glad I moved out of cali. Good luck to you all.
Tim Scott says
The majority. Or maybe it was a plurality. Either way, they were people who recognized that the previous corruption needed to be cleaned out. Guess what: it’s no surprise that the corrupt aren’t going quietly.