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Superior Court Judge Eric Aarseth listens to arguments over an effort to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. Judge Aarseth ruled that an effort to recall Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy may proceed, a decision that is expected to be appealed. The decision followed arguments in the case and came two months after Gail Fenumiai, director of the state Division of Elections, rejected a bid to advance the recall effort. (Loren Holmes/Anchorage Daily News via AP)

Judge allows effort to recall Alaska governor to proceed

Jan. 10, 2020 9:07 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska judge ruled Friday that an effort to recall Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy may proceed, a decision that is expected to be appealed. The decision from the bench by Superior Court Judge Eric Aarseth in Anchorage followed arguments in the case and came two months after Gail...

FILE - In a Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 file photo, State Rep. Larry Inman, R-Williamsburg, speaks with reporters, in the House chamber in Lansing, Mich. The Michigan Supreme Court ordered Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 that an attempt to recall Inman from office continue, reversing a lower court that said election officials correctly disqualified the petition over a missing word. (AP Photo/David Eggert, File)

Bid to recall indicted lawmaker officially short signatures

Jan. 10, 2020 3:48 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan elections bureau found that a group trying to recall an indicted lawmaker from office did not submit enough voter signatures to trigger a referendum, ending the closely watched effort in a seat that may decide which party next controls the state House. Officials late...

Judge won't move trial of mayor who's also subject of recall

Jan. 10, 2020 6:52 AM EST

BROKEN BOW, Neb. (AP) — A judge has refused to move the trial of a central Nebraska mayor who's also facing a recall election. Broken Bow Mayor Jonathon Berghorst has pleaded not guilty and is awaiting a trial date of Jan. 29 on allegations that he threatened the job of a police officer investigating a...

Ballots for Broken Bow mayor recall mailed to voters

Dec. 31, 2019 8:18 AM EST

BROKEN BOW, Neb. (AP) — Recall election ballots have been sent to registered voters in Broken Bow regarding their mayor, who's awaiting trial on two charges. Mayor Jonathon Berghorst has pleaded not guilty and is awaiting a trial date of Jan. 29 on allegations that he threatened the job of a police officer...

FILE - In a Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 file photo, State Rep. Larry Inman, R-Williamsburg, speaks with reporters, in the House chamber in Lansing, Mich. The Michigan Supreme Court ordered Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 that an attempt to recall Inman from office continue, reversing a lower court that said election officials correctly disqualified the petition over a missing word. (AP Photo/David Eggert, File)

Supreme Court: Inman recall petition OK despite missing word

Dec. 30, 2019 5:29 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court ordered Monday that an attempt to recall a state lawmaker from office continue, reversing a lower court that said election officials correctly disqualified the petition over a missing word. The ruling means Rep. Larry Inman, a Republican from Williamsburg...

Appeals court: State right to toss Inman recall petitions

Dec. 20, 2019 4:36 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Court of Appeals rejected the appeal of a group trying to remove an indicted lawmaker from office, agreeing Friday with state election officials who disqualified recall petitions that had a missing word. In a 2-1 order, the court said petitions must strictly comply with...

Lack of valid signatures stops recall of DC councilman

Dec. 6, 2019 9:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Election officials in Washington, D.C., have stopped an effort to recall a councilman already struggling to hold onto his seat amid allegations of ethics violations. Officials on Thursday found that activists fell about 1,000 signatures short of what would be required to force a recall...

Attempted recall over rep's environmental vote fails

Dec. 5, 2019 1:47 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A group that was trying to recall an Oregon state representative over her votes to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and taxes says the effort has failed. Timber Unity announced Wednesday that it fell short of collecting the 4,883 signatures required to force a recall election of Rep....

DC councilman fights attempt to recall him from office

Dec. 2, 2019 1:58 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A D.C. councilman accused of violating board ethics is fighting an attempt to have him recalled from office. News outlets report Jack Evans on Friday filed a challenge to a petition calling for his recall, alleging more than a third of the collected signatures are invalid. Elections...

Oops: Missing word spoils recall petitions against lawmaker

Nov. 29, 2019 2:48 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — An effort to recall an indicted state lawmaker suddenly has crashed after election officials say a word was missing on the petition. Elections director Sally Williams says rejecting petition signatures because of one word might seem “excessively technical and...