This was absolutely predictable. Attorneys for the Committee to Recall George Gascon have figured out that the LA County Registrar, lead by woke-joke Dean Logan who identifies on twitter as @DCLogan Dean Logan (he/him/his) is jerking around with the petition count.
Attorney Marion Thompson who represents the Gascon recall committee called in to explain the shenanigans going on.
From Scott Schwebke from the LA Daily News:
Organizers attempting to oust embattled Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón expressed concern Monday, Aug. 8, that election officials aren’t following state law, leading them to reject valid signatures needed to force a recall election.
The “shockingly large” 22% rejection rate of 717,000 petition signatures randomly sampled last month signals the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office isn’t complying with a 2022 law governing signature verification, claimed a letter from Steve Cooley, co-chairman of the Committee to Recall District Attorney George Gascón, to the Board of Supervisors.
By comparison, Cooley noted, the county rejected 2% of signatures as non-matching on vote-by-mail ballots cast in the November 2018 general election. In the 2020 election, the rejection rate was less than 1% in Los Angeles County, he noted.
Last month, election officials sampled 35,793 signatures, or 5% of the total, and found that 27,983 of them were valid. The number falls within the parameters requiring the county to verify all of the signatures.