Conspiracy Peddler Joins Ranks of Republicans Running for Governor if Newsom Recall Qualifies
Los Angeles Times
A recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom has not yet qualified for the ballot, but potential challengers are already announcing their intention to run.
Businessman John Cox, who lost to Newsom in the 2018 gubernatorial election, said that if the recall backers gather enough signatures, he will again run for California’s highest office.
Right-wing activist Mike Cernovich announced Monday that he too would run for governor if the recall qualifies. The 43-year-old has pushed false conspiracy theories such as a pedophile ring being run out of a pizza parlor in Washington, D.C.
Recall proponents have until mid-March to collect the 1.5 million verified signatures required to put the matter on the ballot.