Newsom is staring at a recall. He’s not the only one .

By Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times : bakersfield – excerpt

LOS ANGELES – After nearly 20 years on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, Linda Parks thought her last political campaign was behind her. But Parks, a Republican-turned-political-independent who will be termed out of office at the end of next year, has once again found herself suiting up for political battle…

…”I’ve never seen a worse time for being a local elected official,” Parks said, describing a level of vitriol unlike anything she has previously encountered. “I feel sorry for the school boards. I feel sorry for my fellow supervisors. I feel sorry for my city council members.”…

During the first five months of 2021, active recall efforts — those in which an official step has been taken — have targeted at least 68 local officials in California, according to a Times analysis. The total has already surpassed the number of local recall attempts seen during four of the last five years in California, according to Ballotpedia, a nonpartisan website that tracks American politics and elections… (more)

Non-partisan anger is sweeping the state and “out of work” people had a lot of time to take action. They took out their frustration against the politicians with deaf ears in an unprecedented manner. They decided to recall whoever they blame for their problems.

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