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LA District Attorney Gascon Defeats Recall Drive as Signatures Fall Short

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The bid to recall progressive Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon failed to qualify for the ballot because the campaign lacked enough valid signatures.

The Los Angeles county clerk’s office said it verified only 520,050 signatures, short of the 566,857 required to put the referendum on the ballot. The office said Monday in a statement that 195,783 signatures submitted by supporters of the initiative were rejected because they included unregistered voters, duplicate names and incorrect or out-of-county addresses.