Petition to recall DA Gascón gains momentum in Los Angeles County, CA

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In early February, the Los Angeles County Registrar authorized a petition to recall District Attorney George Gascón, kicking off a 160-day period to collect hundreds of thousands of signatures. This is the second attempt to recall the progressive prosecutor, who was elected amid widespread criticism of police enforcement and the legal system.

The petition asks Los Angeles County citizens if they want Gascón to be recalled, claiming the DA has “deserted crime victims and their families” and “disregarded the rule of law and weakened lawful sentencing requirements for the most violent criminals”.

The Los Angeles Association of Deputy District Attorneys (LAADDA) voted on whether to support the recall on February 22, 2022. A total of 83.3 percent of the prosecutors voted, with 97.9 percent in favor of the recall.

According to the official website, the petition needs to collect 566,857 signatures from registered Los Angeles County voters (10% of the total current registered voters) in order to qualify. The deadline for submitting documentation to the Registrar is July 6, 2022. If successful, the recall would almost certainly appear on the ballot in November 2022.

“We are sick and tired of living in the pro-criminal paradise Gascon has created, Gascon turned his back on us, and now his policies are destroying Los Angeles County right before our eyes and needlessly creating more innocent victims. This is our chance to put an end to all of it, but it is massive undertaking that will require an all-in approach from the entire community, We need all Angelenos to join us in this effort to restore public safety and end the chaos in our streets. We all deserve to live without fear of criminals running amok, and to have a District Attorney who actually does his job.” said Desiree Andrade and Tania Owen, co-chairs of the Recall DA George Gascon campaign.

The organizers of the second recall movement against controversial Los Angeles County DA George Gascón claimed they had gathered momentum after obtaining more than 200,000 signatures with plenty of time to still meet their goal of getting on the November ballot.

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