Joe Arpaio recall, Maricopa County, Arizona (2013)
Reasons for recall
Two groups, Respect Arizona and Citizens for a Better Arizona, orchestrated the recall effort. Recall supporters accused Arpaio of failing to adequately investigate more than 400 sex-crimes cases, costing the county $25 million in legal settlements over treatment in county jails, and using racial profiling while conducting immigration patrols.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Laws governing recall in Arizona
In early April 2013, recall supporters announced that they had collected 169,283 valid signatures. A total of 335,317 signatures needed to be submitted by May 30 in order to force a recall election. On May 30, recall supporters failed to submit sufficient signatures, noting that they had collected close to 300,000 signatures.
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