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The “Don’t sign the recall petition” campaign has tried to play the “don’t waste taxpayer funds” card also, arguing that the cost to run recall election in the three counties represented would be about $3 million dollars. Though OCRegister reports that the number is likely closer to $2-million to $2.4-million range, based on the estimates of Orange County Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley.
If a successful recall is enacted, it could potentially put an end to the Democrat super majority (2/3 vote in legislature, California Prop 26) in Sacramento and alleviate the state from what is essentially the Democrats ability to pass any new tax with.
Alongside the recall of Newman, is a movement to repeal SB1 or the “Gas Tax” itself. It has been proposed by State Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) and will run as a voter initiative, but needs 365,880 signatures to be on the ballot.
Popular talk radio hosts Ken Chiampou and John Kobylt, of KFIAM640’s “John & Ken Show,” have said that it is time that legislators face consequences for their bad decisions.
“That’s the only thing that works, is to take one of their team members out, politically,” said Chiampou. “If there’s no consequence, no punishment, then they’re going to keep right on doing this crap.”