By CBSLA Staff

SACRAMENTO (CBSLA) – The recall election is officially on.

The California Secretary of State on Wednesday confirmed that the petition to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom still had a sufficient number of signatures after a 30-day period where voters were allowed to withdraw their names.

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Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber notified the Department of Finance that only 43 signatures were withdrawn from the petition during the 30-day period from April 26 to June 8.

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A total of 1,719,900 verified signatures remained, which is well over the required 1,495,709 signatures – which is 12% of the votes cast the last time the governor’s office was on the ballot in 2018. The election will take place within 90 days.

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