Arizona high court to consider Pearce recall case

Arizona high court to consider Pearce recall case

Credit: StateBrief.com

Sen. Russell Pearce

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by Paul Davenport, Associated Press Writer

azfamily.com

Posted on September 13, 2011 at 6:12 AM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 13 at 6:14 AM

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday is scheduled to consider whether to allow a Nov. 8 recall election to be held for state Senate President Russell Pearce, a Republican known nationally for championing legislation against illegal immigration.

A Pearce supporter appealed a trial judge's Aug. 12 ruling that denied the supporter's request to call off the election in Pearce's legislative district in Mesa, a Phoenix suburb.

The challenge alleged flaws in the recall drive's paperwork meant that recall supporters hadn't submitted enough valid voter signatures to force the recall.

Issues in the case included whether petition circulators determined that voters' signatures were "genuine" and whether voters residing in the district could sign the petition though their voter registrations still had previous addresses outside the district.
  

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