Massive amount of supposed invalid signatures sink second recall effort for LA’s soft-on-crime DA Gascon

Where the United States was once considered a paragon of free and fair elections, now it seems more dubious procedures are calling into question the results of another referendum, this time concerning the effort to recall Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon.

Gascon, who has made it clear he doesn’t understand the concept of crime and punishment, faced his second recall after a 2021 effort failed just weeks into his tenure. In order to put the newest effort on the ballot in November, 566,857 signatured were needed.

The county received more than enough at 715,000+, but a whopping 30 percent of those signatures were rejected, resulting in the acceptance of only 520,050. So, the effort to unseat the soft-on-crime DA has failed yet again, much to the peril of the citizens of LA, but at least the criminals in the City of Angels can rest easy tonight.

This after any question regarding signature matching (among other issues) in the 2020 presidential election would get one (namely, POTUS Donald Trump) banned from Twitter for spreading misinformation. In fact, the state of Pennsylvania said at the time that signatures on a mail-in ballot DO NOT have to match those on file on the voter’s registration form. While that is obviously a different state with different rules, just look at how far we’ve come …

Some of the George Soros-backed DA’s greatest hits include a commitment to banning the death penalty and life sentences, ending cash bail, and disbanding a unit that was set up to provide notification to victims and their families when a convicted criminal in those cases was due to have a parole hearing.

In July, Gascon’s office laughably maintained that it was acting in the best interest of the families of victims.

“While a victim has a right to be notified, they also have a right NOT to be contacted. Lawyers in the parole unit have been using Victim Service Representatives, paralegals and Bureau of Investigation resources to contact victims and their next of kin who have not requested to be notified of parole hearings. After consulting with victim experts, we do not believe this is a trauma-informed approach. Contacting victims and their next of kin can be very triggering especially if they do not welcome the intrusion…” the statement read.

In December, Gascon’s office launched a “diversion” program called the “Restorative Enhanced Diversion for Youth Pathway” which would allow felonious 16 and 17-year-olds to be put into a rehabilitation program instead of charged with the serious crime they committed, BPR reported.

The DA’s practice of treating criminals like victims and summarily disregarding actual victims has led to this second recall effort, but rather than the verboten doubts over a much smaller percentage of questionable votes – such as in the 2020 general election – a 30 percent rejection rate is preposterous, and seemingly no one on social media is buying it.

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