Group shuts down effort to recall Dunleavy
September 2, 2021
JUNEAU (AP) - The campaign aimed at recalling Gov. Mike Dunleavy is closing down, with a gubernatorial election looming next year and the group short of the signatures needed to force a recall vote.
The Recall Dunleavy group said that as of Aug. 21 it had gathered 62,373 signatures, shy of the 71,252 needed.
Collecting signatures during the pandemic has been difficult, said Joelle Hall, a member of the group’s steering committee.
Hall called the decision to halt the recall effort strategic and wise. The primary election for the governor’s race is just 12 months away.
Hall, president of...