With a likely recall looming, Gov. Gavin Newsom is shoring up his base of supporters using national Democratic stars, small-dollar fundraising pleas, and even his own “petition.”
“Join Stacey Abrams, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren: add your name to our NEW petition of Californians who say they OPPOSE the Republican Recall of Governor Gavin Newsom,” the campaign wrote in an email linking to a form where people are asked to provide their names, email addresses and zip codes.
It’s not a traditional petition, which are typically used to ask for a government action.
Instead, it’s an effort to collect contact information from supporters, said anti-recall spokesman Nathan Click.
Experts say the tactic is common among political campaigns, but it’s one that could confuse voters
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