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   26 recalls on Tuesday -- A Recall Elections Scorecard

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11/6/2011 6:00 pm

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Joshua Spivak

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Entered 11/8/2011, Updated 11/8/2011

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"Thanks to laws in some states tying recalls to election day, November 8 is shaping up to be a big, perhaps historic, recall day. According to my count (and this could be updated), there will be 26 separate recalls in 11 jurisdictions in 7 states. The big news is the two state legislative recalls, including only the third recall of a state legislative leader in the country's history. These two elections may provide an interesting test of recalls and voter turnout. Usually, recalls held on the same day as a regularly scheduled election date should have higher voter turnout than a recall scheduled for a special election. However, these two elections are taking place on an off-year election, which would expect lower turnout. We'll see the results. 24 of these recalls are on the local level, and they are being held for a variety of reasons. Many are related to the economic downturn, but that should not obscure the fact that the recall has been on a steady upswing for at least 30 years. From my vantage point, technological changes have help drive the growth of the recall. Without further ado, here's a list of the recall elections to be held on Tuesday. Thanks for the idea for this scorecard goes to David Nir at the Daily Kos, who suggested I create a list for readers of this blog." Arizona: Senate Majority Leader Russell Pearce Superior -- Mayor Salome -- School Board Member California Parlier -- four School Board Members (fight between the former superintendent and the current board -- the only member not facing a recall is supporting the recall of the other four) Colorado: Ellicott -- Two School Board Members Michigan: House Rep Paul Scott Genesee Township -- four officials, Supervisor, Clerk, 2 Trustees Taylor -- Mayoral Recall North Dakota: Genora -- One school board member Texas: Jasper -- Three City Council members Killen -- Five City Council members, including Mayor Pro-Tem Washington: Quilcene -- Two Fire Commissioners


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11/9/2011

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Results from 26 recalls -- 14 officials removed, 12 sustained


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