Newsom recall effort gains traction thanks to KABC-AM show

A sign appeals to passersby to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, February 21, 2021, in Palm Desert, California. Photo by Vickie Connor/The Desert Sun via Imagn Content Services, LLC

The recall of Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to appear on the fall ballot as state officials announce they’ve validated more than 1.2 million signatures on the petition. The recall campaign has gotten a lot of help from “Friday Night at the French Laundry,” a radio show that launched in late January on KABC-AM in Los Angeles. Three men with little prior political experience launched the show.