Sunday, September 18, 2011

Washington: Recall of Pierce County Assessor misses ballot by less than 2%

Following-up on the Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer Dale Washam recall, despite handing in over 65,000 signatures, the recall failed by 1,108. The recall apparently would have been the largest in Washington State's history. The story behind the recall and the Pierce County Assessor fights seems intriguing. Especially this bit of information about the past recalls:
She came far closer than Washam, who tried and failed five times between 1994 and 2005 to recall opponents who defeated him in elections. He reached the signature-gathering stage once, in 2000, but gave up before turning any in.

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