Davis Recall Effort Qualifies for California Ballot

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 24, 2003   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Davis Recall Effort Qualifies for California Ballot

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
July 24, 2003

Sacramento, CA (LifeNews.com) — It’s official. Californians will have a chance to vote on whether or not to recall pro-abortion California Gov. Gray Davis.

Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante certified Wednesday night that the signatures of more than 1.3 million residents are legal and valid and the recall vote will take place this fall. Davis is one of the most unpopular governors in the country.

Though his rating has fallen because of other political issues, pro-life advocates say there is no reason to support Davis.

"It appears that the people of California will have the opportunity to oust the most pro-abortion governor this state has ever had," Jan Carroll of the California Pro-Life Council told LifeNews.com.

"Governor Davis has never seen an abortion he didn’t like," Carroll said. "He supports abortions on minors with no parental involvement, taxpayer-funded abortions, partial-birth abortions, and the creation of human beings by cloning for research and destruction."

Pro-life Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) is credited with putting almost $2 million into the effort to collect signatures. He is one potential candidate that may appear on the ballot as an alternative to Davis. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is pro-abortion, is another.

Bustamante is expected to set a date for the recall vote today. However, the California Supreme Court may ultimately settle how the vote works. Bustamante said he would not issue a two-part ballot asking first if Davis should be recalled and then asking who should replace him.