Recall DA George Gascon, the main group behind the effort to recall Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon, submitted 717,000 signatures of the needed 566,857 needed for it to be placed on the ballot on Wednesday to the LA County Registrar, likely leading to an election being triggered later this year.
The recall effort, the second since 2021, had been collecting signatures since late January. While previous estimates assumed that the number of signatures being turned in would be in the 650,000-700,000 range, Wednesday’s turn in far exceeded expectations.
“Today we submitted to the LA County Registrar 717,000 signatures to recall DA George Gascon — 150,000 more than required to force an election,” tweeted the recall group on Wednesday. “The Registrar has 30 days to “verify” that we’ve crossed the 566,857 signature threshold. Thank you LA!”