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California governor vetoes ballot bill after beating recall

Oct. 06, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Weeks after surviving a midterm recall election, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday vetoed for the second time a bill that might have made such attempts more difficult in the future. He rejected a bill that would bar paying signature...

Benton County gets new sheriff after ex-sheriff ousted

Sep. 30, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — A former sheriff’s supervisor who left the Benton County Sheriff’s Office over “horrible working conditions” created by his embattled boss is the new sheriff. Tom Croskrey was temporarily in charge of the agency in fall 2019 when...

Anchorage clerk claims mayor's staff meddles in election

Sep. 29, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Anchorage municipal clerk has accused the mayor’s office of using city resources in an attempt to influence the outcome of a recall election. Clerk Barbara Jones noted her objections in a letter Monday to Amy Demboski, the chief of staff...

Cowboys for Trump founder survives county recall campaign

Sep. 29, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin has prevailed against efforts to recall him from office as a county commissioner in southern New Mexico. Recall committee spokesman Scott Fredrick said a petition drive collected 1,229 signatures from...

Recall of Seattle Council’s Sawant to qualify for election

Sep. 29, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — An effort to recall Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant will qualify for an election this winter, according to King County Elections. It will be an up-or-down vote on whether Sawant should stay in office, The Seattle Times reported. ...

Recall effort against Cowboys for Trump founder lags

Sep. 24, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Time is running out for a recall effort aiming to kick Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin out of office as a county commissioner in southern New Mexico. Supporters of the petition drive in Otero County say they still need to collect several...

California GOP looks to 2022 contests for House, Legislature

Sep. 24, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California Republicans are undeterred after a failed effort to unseat Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in a recall election and are taking aim at seats in Congress and the Legislature in the 2022 elections, Chairwoman Jessica Millan Patterson said Friday. ...

Republicans sue over excess campaign donations to Whitmer

Sep. 21, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Republican Party on Tuesday sued to stop Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's reelection campaign from collecting excess donations, contending that an exception letting her raise unlimited amounts because of attempts to recall her from office is unconstitutional. ...

Recall vote highlights California's geopolitical divisions

Sep. 19, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California recall election was a blowout win for Gov. Gavin Newsom that reinforced the state's political divisions: The Democratic governor won big support in coastal areas and urban centers, while the rural north and agricultural inland, with far fewer voters,...

California Republican turnout not high enough to boot Newsom

Sep. 17, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republicans, vastly outnumbered by Democrats in California, needed a huge turnout in this week's recall election to have any chance of removing Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. It didn’t happen. About 9.2 million votes were counted Tuesday and an...