Friday, August 16, 2019

Alaska: Petitioners claim over 29,000 signatures collected against Governor

Petitioners claim to have gathered 29,577 signatures for the recall of Governor Mike Dunleavy (R), which is more than the 28501 needed to move pass the first stage of the recall. Of course, they will almost certainly need a larger cushion to top the verification process.

Petitioners need to first get the 28,501 signatures before the Division of Elections will consider if they meet the petitions meet the state's malfeasance standards. Then they would need an additional 71,252 signatures to get to the ballot.

Alaska is a malfeasance standard/judicial recall state, so a showing of cause is needed (though the state courts has taken a lenient view of the the cause requirement in past instances).

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