Well, effectively, if not technically, given his insaniac speech yesterday in which he claims to be the victim of a vast Republican conspiracy. Goes the Wash Post's account:
What's happening here is part of an ongoing national effort by Republicans to steal elections they cannot win," Davis said in a major speech that aides said he spent over a week shaping to kick off a campaign to keep the job he was reelected to only last November.
Forget about the polls showing most Californians want Davis not simply to get the boot from the governor's mansion but from the Golden State altogether. And forget that biggest beneficiary so far of the recall is the Democratic Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamente. It really is all about stealing elections. None of it has to do with Davis's actions as governor.