Gov Gavin Newsom's recall election date SET for September 14 after 1.6m sign in anger over Covid restrictions

A DATE has been set for Californians to decide if they want Gavin Newsom to still be their governor.

Californians will go to the polls on September 14 in a recall election after over 1.6 million signatures were collected to spark the recall election against Newsom.

The nation's most populous state will decide if they want to keep the first-term Democratic governor in for the rest of his term, after the signatures collected came out of anger over the state's protocols during the coronavirus.

Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis announced on Thursday the date for the recall election, which will determine if Newsom stays in office or if voters decide to find a replacement.

Following the recall election, officials will certify the validity of each signature on the petition.

Current polls show Newsom will comfortably survive the recall, pointing to Arnold Schwarzenegger's 2006 election as the last time a Republican controlled the state.

Plenty of big names have dropped their hat into the running.

Some include Caitlyn Jenner, former San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer, 2018 gubernatorial nominee John Cox, former Congressman Doug Ose, porn star Mary Cary, and possibly talk show host Larry Elder.

The recall election is expected to cost $276 million, according to California's Department of Finance.

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