Copycat Gascón Recall Undermines Legitimate Campaign

In an apparent effort to divert money away from the legitimate campaign to recall pro-criminal LA District Attorney George Gascón, a copycat recall effort called Recall Gascón Now (RGN) has been launched.  The group does not have a recall petition and, based upon its website, apparently intends to copy the legitimate petition and circulate it as their own.  The Metropolitan News Enterprise reports that former LA District Attorney Steve Cooley, co-Chairman of the Recall DA George Gascón Committee said those behind RGN are “rogue, gadfly activists,” and that their false campaign was an attempt to “sabotage, undermine and confuse the recall.”   Last December Cooley’s Committee announced that it had raised $2.5 million and hired professional management to begin the recall effort this year.

An email from the Committee sent out in mid-January stated:

“There has been some confusion regarding the existence of another committee called Recall Gascon Now, which is led by Karen Roseberry and Marc Ang.  Recall Gascon Now has nothing to do with the official Recall DA George Gascon Committee. We’ve learned that Recall Gascon Now has downloaded our Recall DA George Gascon Committee’s financial reports to directly solicit our donors and attempt to trick them into donating to the Recall Gascon Now committee. This is both unethical and deceitful.”

A campaign spokesman for the Committee said that those involved with RGN have indicated that they would consider ending their copycat recall effort if the Committee would give them paid positions and/or control of resources.  Karen Roseberry told Jill McLaughlin of the Epoch Times earlier this month that she formed the smaller Recall Gascón Now effort after the official recall organization declined to offer her a full-time, paid position as a political consultant.  “There is more than enough money to go around. There shouldn’t be this need of monopolistic control,” she said.

Isn’t this extortion?  Is it possible that this woman actually works for Gascón?

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