Friday, September 17, 2021

Oregon: Second State Senator recall fails

The recall effort against Oregon State Senator Lynn Findley (R) has failed, as petitioners are not handing in signatures. The effort is led by gun ownership supporters after Findley, who strongly opposed a gun control bill that would mandate storage requirements for guns, ban guns from the state capitol and allow schools and universities to adopt their own gun bans, showed up to Capital. However, was one of only six Republicans to attend the session, giving Democrats a quorum to enact the changes (Oregon has had significant issues with Republicans denying quorums). Petitioners are also upset about a proposed Senate bill that would prevent state level elected officials from serving on a political party central committee. Petitioners would need 8,289 signatures by September 13.

A previous recall against Senate Minority Leader Fred Girod (R) also failed. 

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