An effort to recall a progressive, George Soros-funded district attorney in California has received enough signatures from voters to advance amid an upswing in crime, officials say.

Organizers seeking to oust Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price collected 74,757 verified signatures in support of their effort to hold a recall election, over 1,000 more than needed, county Registrar of Voters Tim Dupuis announced Monday.


Save Alameda for Everyone, one of the primary committees campaigning for Price’s removal, argues that Price has prioritized offenders over victims, contributing to an increase in crime in the community.

Elections for Alameda County district attorney are officially nonpartisan. Price ran on a platform of reducing the number of prison inmates, reducing sentences for offenders under 25, and cracking down on police misconduct, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Since Price took office in January 2023, crime has risen across Alameda County. The spike in crime was particularly pronounced in the county’s largest city, Oakland. Violent crime rose by 21% there during the first 10 months of Price’s term, according to police data.

Price’s 2018 campaign for district attorney received $700,000 from the California Justice and Public Safety PAC, which is almost entirely funded by Soros, a left-wing financier who has bankrolled what conservatives call rogue prosecutors. Price was unsuccessful in her 2018 run, but won when she ran again in 2022.

Since taking office in 2022, Price has implemented reforms aimed at integrating racial and “restorative” justice in the county’s prosecutorial practices.

Employees in Price’s office were provided with training materials arguing that “the carceral state grew out of chattel slavery” and that “modern policing grew out of slave patrols.” The training also pushes a program that prioritizes “healing” and addressing root causes rather than punishment for offenders.

“Price has violated victims’ rights, ignored victim pleas, and disrespected people who have been victimized by some of the worst crimes imaginable,” the website for Save Alameda for Everyone says. “She has told mothers that the lives of their children are worth less than the lives of the offender.”

Brenda Grisham, one of the recall campaign’s leaders, is the mother of a homicide victim, according to the website.

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

Originally published by the Daily Caller News Foundation