It’s official. The Secretary of State has verified enough signatures to trigger an election for the removal of Gavin Newsom as Governor.

This is an achievement of historic proportions: our country’s largest ever signature drive and our state’s greatest ever citizens movement.

In theory, Newsom could still stop the election by harassing people into retracting their signatures. But with at least 130,000 signatures to spare, that’s rather unlikely. In fact, a bill to expose the name and address of petition signers was just withdrawn by the author.

As a sign of his desperation, Newsom is personally attacking me using his “Stop the Republican Recall” Twitter account, and he just received a $25,000 donation from a high-speed rail contractor that was awarded $2.2 billion. The bonfire of corruption is fully ablaze.

In truth, corruption has defined an entire era of politics at our Capitol. This Recall election is a chance to bring that era to an end, as our state’s steady decline – now a freefall – is swiftly reversed and a new era for the California Dream begins.

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Kevin Kiley is a Republican California Legislator fighting back against the Supermajority and Special Interests at the State Capitol. Sign up for updates to be part of our growing movement, and join other Californians of patriotism, decency, and common sense who want nothing more than to save our state.