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Alaska high court OKs recall petition drive for campaign to oust governor

Added 02-15-20 01:10:03am EST - “The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday cleared the way for a campaign seeking to ous...” - Reuters.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Reuters.com: “Alaska high court OKs recall petition drive for campaign to oust governor”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday cleared the way for a campaign seeking to oust the state’s embattled governor to proceed with plans to collect enough signatures to place a recall initiative on the 2020 ballot.

In the latest legal setback for Governor Mike Dunleavy, a first-term Republican and ally of U.S. President Donald Trump, the state’s high court lifted a stay blocking state election officials from printing and distributing petition booklets for the recall drive.

After a lower-court judge ruled that allegations of misconduct lodged against Dunleavy met the legal requirements for placing a recall question on this year’s election ballot, an injunction was imposed pending the Supreme Court’s review of the case.

Friday’s decision allows the signature-gathering process to move forward while the high court considers the governor’s appeal of the recall ruling on its merits.

During his first 13 months in office, Dunleavy has antagonized large swaths of Alaska’s electorate in both major political parties.

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