Mitchell Lindemann recall, Douglas, Arizona (2012)

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A vote about whether to recall Mitchell Lindemann from his position on the Douglas, Arizona, city council took place on May 15, 2012.[1] Lindemann was retained in office.[2] Lindemann was the target of a 2011 recall effort that stalled in court.

Reasons for recall

Olga Robles and Derek Garland chaired the recall committee. Recall organizers accused Lindemann of "violating the civil rights of his constituents by not allowing citizens to speak at the public sessions of City Hall Meetings." Lindemann was also charged with having a voting record "against supporting resolutions that would secure our borders against criminal and terrorist’s activities."[3]

Path to the ballot

Recall supporters needed to collect 35 signatures to force a recall election. The recall committee submitted 71 signatures on November 22. The election was scheduled for May 15, 2012. Monday, April 16 was the last day to register to vote. Early voting began on April 19. May 4 was the last day to request an early ballot to be sent by mail.[4]

Election results

  • Votes to retain Mitchell Lindemann: 151 Approveda
  • Votes to replace Mitchell Lindemann with Richard Lopez: 117 Defeatedd

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