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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Jean Syria and Susan Smiley have chosen to avoid public discussions with voters, have tried to avoid the law regarding recall elections and they continue to try to divert attention from their bad management of Lancaster by claiming that the recall is about the non-renewal of the town administrator's contract and that Lancaster residents are homophobic.
According to court documents, Knebel alleged the credit union counted mailed recall ballots, while federal credit union bylaws require recall elections to only count votes cast in person during a special meeting.
Two of the leaders of that effort - state Senators John Morse and Angela Giron - are now the targets of the first-ever recall elections in Colorado.
By the Vince Lombardi standard - "Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing" - Democrats and their union allies suffered a heavy loss in Tuesday's recall elections in Wisconsin.
Elections for state legislators rarely attract national attention, but a wave of Wisconsin recall elections beginning Tuesday will be closely watched as a gauge of the political climate and as a potential bellwether for 2012.
Nine of Wisconsin's 33 state senators--six Republicans and three Democrats--could face recall elections this summer.
From the local to the national, the Wisconsin recall elections story is both unchartered territory for media coverage and simply more of the same.
Voters were giving their approval to Measure B, a technical change to the City Charter to bring the city's laws on recall elections in line with state law.
That prompts an awkward question: Might recall elections, like so many things from California, turn into a trend and spread to other states?
Find out what the recent recall elections in Venezuela mean to the larger picture, and learn about a trio of this expert's trading positions.
Recall elections are uncommon in Oregon and typically are focused on political disagreements.
The total number of recall elections is like to stay at nine, but could climb as high as 10 (one petition against a Democrat is still active.