The recall against District Attorney Taavi McMahon has been scheduled for October 2. If there is a primary, the general election will be on Election Day. Petitioners handed in 3385 signatures, they got 3149 and needed 2683. One ADA, John Sacia, has filed to run against McMahon. McMahon then suspended Sacia from his job.
McMahon is facing the recall after he suspended an employee for refusing to attend the Jackson County DA's funeral as well as claims of prosecutorial failures. The county board has sought his resignation. McMahon has been on leave since May 9. McMahon's supporters claim the issue is a debate over new views of criminal justice reform. One of the lead petitioners is the Osseo Police Department Chief.