Newsom recall leaders say they have enough signatures to trigger an election
County and state elections officials still need to verify that nearly 1.5 million signatures are valid before the recall can qualify for the ballot. - JOHN WALKER/TNS

Leaders of the effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Sunday they've collected 1.95 million signatures a little more than a week before the deadline, a number they believe will be more than enough to trigger a special recall election. County and state elections officials still need to verify that nearly 1.5 million are valid signatures from registered California voters before the recall can qualify for the ballot. But recall supporters said Sunday that they're confident they've collected enough. The most recent signature verification numbers from the Secretary of State's Office fou...