Volunteers and officials with the campaign to recall Los Angeles County’s top prosecutor George Gascon intend to deliver more than 566,857 petitions to the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters in the suburb of Norwalk, according to Fox News.
“The sheer magnitude of this effort, and time and investment required to get to this point, show how strong the public desire is to remove George Gascon from office,” a recall campaign statement said. “From day one, this recall has been led by the very victims who Gascon has abandoned, ignored, and dismissed. When the recall qualifies, he will not be able to ignore them any longer.”
Wednesday marks the deadline for the group to turn in the collected signatures in order to have them counted and verified. The group must have collected signatures from 10% of registered voters across the county in order to trigger a recall election in November. They now have more than the minimum qualifying number.
“The Republican-led recall effort in L.A. is on the ‘cusp’ of qualifying for the ballot this November. And if they’re successful, they will reverse all our progress,” Gascon worried in a statement.
The “progress” he claims to have made is through criminal reform policies that have led to a surge in crime and in emboldening criminals who no longer fear prosecution by the DA’s office.