Recall Election


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Recall Election

An election to decide whether or not to retain a political office holder. In general, a recall election occurs when a sufficient number of voters petition for it. If a majority in the recall election vote to retain the incumbent, the status quo continues. If a majority vote not to retain, the incumbent is said to be recalled.
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Over one million signatures were collected to force a recall election of Scott Walker.
You might think sounding the retreat would spare further trouble, including a potential recall election.
Helens Community Federal Credit Union for allegedly violating bylaws during the failed recall election of five board members, lost his bid for a seat on the board of directors at the credit union's annual meeting.
Members of the US Airline Pilots Association voted to keep their top leaders after a recall election failed to oust the president and vice president.
But Daniels cautioned that Walker's win in the recall election last week did not necessarily signal that Wisconsin would vote Republican in the presidential election.
Republican Walker prevailed over Milwaukee's Democratic Mayor Tom Barrett in the recall election held on June 5 by close to a 7 percentage point margin, 53.
It's possible that some Oakridge residents eligible to vote in a recall election - those with last names beginning with letters between "Oc" and "St" - may not have received their original mailed ballot, the Lane County Elections Division said Tuesday.
Wisconsin allows a recall election only after an elected state official has been in office for a year if a specific number of voters back home, a number tied to turnout in a statewide election, petition for the recall.
Tuesday July 19 also had a recall election that did not include a primary with Democratic Incumbent Senator Dave Hanson beating Republican David Vanderleest.
The six Republican senators will have their recall election Aug.
The 2003 recall election shattered the myth that politicians need to occupy a seat for decades to be the second coming of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
She's not just a radical Democrat, but a former executive director of the California Democratic Party and the number two cabinet official to former Democrat Governor Gray Davis, whom Schwarzenegger unseated in the 2003 recall election.