Keeny Escalanti recall, Quechan tribe, Arizona (2012)

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A vote about whether to recall Keeny Escalanti from his position as president of the Quechan tribe in Yuma, Arizona took place on June 26, 2012. Escalanti retained his position.[1] Escalanti has completed one year of a four-year term.

Reasons for recall

Cryselle Uribe, a former Quechan councilwoman, was a recall supporter. Reasons for recall included dissatisfaction with the current administration's interpretation of the tribal constitution and an alleged lack of transparency about tribal finances.[1]

Path to the ballot

According to the Quechan tribal constitution, members may seek to recall a president or other council member with at least 100 verified signatures on a petition. Recall supporters collected 144 signatures on Escalanti's petition.[1]

Election results

  • Votes to recall Keeny Escalanti: 248 Defeatedd
  • Votes to retain Keeny Escalanti: 316

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