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Both petitions to recall Gov. Brown fail to get enough valid signatures

Each of the two petitions aimed at toppling the Oregon governor failed to get the necessary 280,050 validated signatures.

Posted: Oct 14, 2019 3:58 PM
Updated: Oct 30, 2019 2:44 PM

SALEM, Ore. —  Both of the two petitions aimed at recalling Oregon Governor Kate Brown have failed to get enough valid signatures, the Oregon Secretary of State's office confirmed on Monday evening.

The two overlapping petitions were filed in July — "Stop the Abuse" by the Oregon Republican Party, and "Flush Down Kate Brown" by Oregon First! PAC. 

Signatures for both petitions were due on Monday by 5 p.m. They needed to get 280,050 valid signatures for the recall effort to appear on the ballot.

Oregon Republican Party chairman and "Stop the Abuse" chief petitioner Bill Currier appeared on the "The Lars Larson Show" Monday afternoon and said that the GOP-led recall effort had "come up short." He estimated that they were less than 10 percent short of the required amount.

Currier claimed that there were a considerable number of signatories that were on one of the recall petitions but not the other. Other signatures were deemed invalid because they were either illegible or had some incorrect information.

Signatories must be registered voters, which also means that the information provided on a petition must match that registered with the state. An address change that has not been altered on a voter's registration could invalidate their signature on a petition.

"This fight is not over," Currier said. "There were enough signatures collected . . . they just can't be combined."

Currier told Larson that he intended to spearhead another recall effort within the year.

According to a statement from Secretary of State Bev Clarno's office released after 5 p.m. on Monday, the second effort to recall Governor Brown — "Flush Down Kate Brown" started by chief petitioner Michael Cross — had also failed definitively.

Cross' group turned in nine boxes of petitions on Monday afternoon with an attached form "estimating 290,000" signatures, the Secretary of State's office said. However, officials quickly determined that there could not have been enough signatures.

"The total number of sheets submitted was 23,926. Since each sheet cannot contain more than 10 signatures, the submission fell short of the 280,050 signatures necessary to trigger a recall vote," the statement said. "No individual signature validation was necessary."

The Secretary of State's office said that it did not receive a submission from the Oregon Republican Party. Currier indicated that the petition was not turned in when they determined that they did not have enough valid signatures.

"Since the deadline for submission of signatures for both recall petitions was 5 p.m. today, no further action will be taken on these petitions," the Secretary of State's office said.


(EDIT: Updated 10/14/19 at 5:15 p.m. with the Secretary of State's office statement.)

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