It turns out that even in Communist Mexifornia, the full-kook lockdown is not popular.
Opponents of California’s governor have enough valid signatures to trigger a state-wide vote on his leadership.
California’s secretary of state said that 1.6 million valid signatures had been verified, some 100,000 more than were needed.
Gavin Newsom, a first-term Democrat, was up for re-election in 2022, but the recall means he will now probably face a vote this autumn.
Among the opponents he may face are reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner.
Should the recall election go ahead, it would only be the second such vote in California, and the fourth nationwide, in US history.
Voters would be asked if they want Mr Newsom to stay or another candidate to take over.
In a tweet, Mr Newsom said the recall “threatens our values and seeks to undo the important progress we’ve made”.
I don’t think it threatens anything, Gav.
The values are here to stay. The only thing a recall vote would do is change the face of the virus agenda.
In democracy, you do not get to vote on Virus Law. You can vote for a politician who says he will repeal Virus Law, but then they won’t actually do that.
There are no “values” in democracy anymore – it’s pure Virus Law.