Friday, August 27, 2021

Alaska: Petitioners throw in the towel on gubernatorial recall effort

Petitioners have thrown in the towel in their recall effort against Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy (R).

Petitioners claim they have 62, 373 signatures. They needed 71,252 valids needed to get on the ballot. The recall was an important one, as the Alaska Supreme Court came down with a landmark ruling possibly ending the malfeasance standard in Alaska and allowing for Political Recalls. This could expand the use of the recall in the state.  

If Dunleavy were recalled, there would not have been a replacement race. Instead, the Lieutenant Governor (a Republican) would automatically be moved up to Governor.

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