I hope after all of this California increases the required signatures for a recall election to around 20-30% of registered voters instead of the current requirement of only 12% of those who voted in the last election. This was a ridiculous waste of time and money, but it did serve to expose how truly stupid California’s recall policy is right now.
Various folks have argued that this was a win-win for Republicans because they got to take a shot at a potential 2024 candidate and possibly knock him off. I argued that they’ll only succeed in elevating a very attractive candidate. But the real screw-up GOPers made is that it’s now quite likely that CA will change their recall elections. Yesterday may be the last time the CA GOP gets a shot at recalling a Dem governor. That’s a lose-lose that probably guarantees they won’t see a GOP governor for decades.
Then they use that money to feed and clothe themselves and their kids, pay the rent, maybe get reliable transportation, etc., etc. and put that money right back into the economy. Oh, dear, what a world Biden and the Dems are creating. People are going to start expecting a decent living, which is anathema to GQPers.