Conservatives Float Possible Effort to Recall California AG Xavier Becerra
California will vote next week on the controversial Prop. 6 -- which repeals a 2017 transportation law's taxes and fees designated for more than 6,500 bridge and road safety, transportation, and public transit improvement projects. CA Republicans have been vocal in calling for its repeal and now, a conservative San Diego radio host is threatening to recall California AG Xavier Becerra if the measure fails at the ballot box. The effort is being led by Carl DeMaio, who on Monday filed papers with the Secretary of State’s Office to form a campaign committee for a possible Becerra recall effort. He claims that Becerra deceived voters with the ballot title because it focuses on the elimination of the funds and doesn’t say it might lower gas prices, but the CA AG says the courts have sided with him on similar measures. “I’m doing my job,” Becerra said. “I’m not going to stop.” The former Congressman is up for re-election on the November 6th ballot, but DeMaio said many people mailed in their ballots before they were made aware of allegations of the misleading ballot title. Retired Judge Steven Bailey, the Republican running against Becerra for AG this year, accused the incumbent of “lying to the voters.” Roger Salázar, a spokesman for Becerra, declined to comment on the threat, saying, "We are not going to respond to publicity stunts." The repeal has been a top-line message for Republicans, who have struggled in statewide elections in the increasingly Democratic state. More here.