Early Monday we brought you the story of Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan nullifying almost a quarter of the signatures on a petition to recall District Attorney George Gascon. This effectively means that the petition will most likely not be on the November ballot. However, those who support the petition hope to scrutinize the signatures in the manner they are legally permitted to do and contest the decision of the Registrar.
After the “win,” Gascon issued an official tweet showing that he did not learn anything from the recall process and that he would continue to push his horrible policies on the plight from Los Angeles:
The tone-deaf message follows the registrar's decision to throw around 200,000 signatures on the petition for a range of reasons. Many of which are in question because Logan refused to permit any observers to watch the process, which is violating California electoral law. It turns out that Logan has a complex history.
The most offensive aspect of Gascon's stance is the complete absence of interest when looking at himself in the mirror and asking what it was that made millions of supporters dissatisfied enough with his unorthodox political stance to sign a petition to recall him. Instead, he lashed out at the voters and called the whole exercise an “attempted political power grab.” It wasn't about power. People were feeling uncomfortable, angry and they wanted to see change. It's the secretive personal snarkiness that could hinder people from deciding on the issue during November.
In his tweet “My primary focus has been & will always be keeping us safe & creating a more equitable society for all.” Translation: I'll continue doing what I've been doing, and you're likely to not enjoy it.” But the problem is, his policies haven't not been about “keeping us secure.”
I could find my thesaurus, but I don't need to. Three words immediately spring to the mind. The tweet is self-important, savage, and also over the top. We at RedState believe that Gascon is more than just incompetent, and he's a danger to the public.
The Recall DA George Gascon Campaign released an announcement of their own on Monday that stated they would be looking into those signatures, and even contest their rejection in court:
The statement is:
While the initial results are surprising and disappointing, the Recall Committee intends to exercise its full statutory and legal authority to review the rejected signatures and verification process that took place, and will ultimately seek to ensure no voter was disenfranchised.Nonetheless, according to the Registrar-Recorder, over half a million residents placed valid signatures on a petition to initiate the recall of Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon. The idea of denying them the chance to restore security to their communities is a pity. It is also difficult to consider this any manner other than a total disapproval of Gascon's dangerous policy, which is disingenuous and ignorant at the very least. The more than half-a-million signatures add up to 37 cities that have voted against faith in Gascon's District Attorney and more than 90% of Gascon's prosecutor's offices are in favor of the recall.The elimination of George Gascon from office has not been a question of if, rather when. The residents in Los Angeles cannot afford another two years of Gascon inflicting chaos on their streets. life and limbs of people are at risk.
We'll just have to hope they succeed because the city is rapidly becoming an uneasy zone under Gascon. The latest tweet appears to be an insult to the faces of the people in Los Angeles.