The Nevada Independent on Monday reported that Nevada election officials say that signatures for the two recall campaigns targeting Democratic state senators have failed to trigger a special election, though an appeal is possible.
According to correspondence sent to District Court Judge Jerry Wiese, the secretary of state and Clark County registrar of voters have determined that signatures submitted to recall state Sens. Joyce Woodhouse and Nicole Cannizzaro do not meet the threshold necessary to trigger a special election.
The full review also indicates that even if a higher court reverses Wiese’s earlier decision to count a batch of signature removal requests turned in after the recall petition was submitted, the number of valid signatures would still be too low to qualify for a special recall election.
In a letter dated April 5, Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske wrote that backers of the recall targeting Woodhouse had turned in 14,216 valid signatures, including requests for signature-removal turned in before the recall petition was due. That number falls 196 short of the 14,412 signatures needed to trigger a special election — and doesn’t take into account the 1,388 so called post submission revocation signatures turned in after the recall petition was submitted.
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