Jan Brewer recall, Arizona (2012)

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Two separate groups were involved in efforts to recall Jan Brewer from her position as governor of Arizona in 2012. The first effort was launched in November 2011.[1] The second effort was launched in February 2012. A previous recall effort was launched against Brewer in January 2011, but recall supporters failed to gather enough signatures by the May 28th, 2011 submission deadline. [2] The 2012 efforts failed as well.

Recall supporters

Randy Parraz, president of Citizens for a Better Arizona, spearheaded the recall effort. Citizens for a Better Arizona was also behind the recall of former Arizona state senator Russell Pearce. [1] Leonard Clark also supported the recall of Brewer, and he took out recall paperwork on February 3rd, 2012. [3]

Path to the ballot

Parraz said his group was seeking citizen input in order to assess the viability of a recall effort. [4] To force a recall election, 424,021 signatures would have had to be turned in by June 2. Parraz said he would formally launch a recall campaign if 5,000 Arizona voters each committed to gathering at least 100 signatures. [4] Clark's petition would have required 432,021 voter signatures by June 2nd.

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