Nebraska recall initiative fails to collect signatures

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June 25, 2010

LINCOLN, Nebraska: There will be no measure on the November 2, 2010 general election ballot in Nebraska centered around political recall. According to initiative sponsors, they do not have enough signatures to place their proposed measure on the ballot before the deadline.[1]

The measure would have allowed residents in the state to recall a state official by obtaining at least 30 percent as many signatures as the number of votes cast for that particular local or state official in the previous election. The petitions were being circulated by The Western Nebraska Tea Party and the Nebraska 912 Freedom Project.

Petitioners had until the July 2, 2010 petition drive deadline to collect approximately 117,000 signatures of registered Nebraska voters to get the measure on the November ballot, since the measure was a proposed constitutional amendment.

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