Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Nevada: Supreme Court to hear appeal on State Senate recall effort

Oral arguments were heard on the issue of whether signers of a recall attempt can remove their names from a petition. A lower court tossed out signatures in the recall attempts against Senators Joyce Woodhouse and Nicole Cannizzaro. The recall was an attempt by Republicans to gain a majority in the chamber. There is some debate over whether the signatures would have been enough anyway, but the Republicans are pushing for an immediate election if the court holds that the signatures cannot be struck out.

Note that a similar provision in California allowed Newport Beach Councilman Scott Peotter to escape a recall attempt  in 2017.

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