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Arpaio recall group: Third of signatures gathered

PHOENIX — Leaders of an effort to oust Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
say they’ve gathered a third of the signatures needed to force a recall

Recall organizers say they’ve gathered 120,000 of the more than 335,000 valid
voter signatures required by May 30 to prompt an election.

The recall group has refused to abandon its bid to oust the sheriff even though
Arpaio supporters are threatening legal action.

Larry Klayman, a lawyer representing Arpaio supporters, says his group will
take legal action March 19.

Recall organizers say the sheriff has put immigration enforcement above other
police priorities, while Arpaio supporters contend the effort is

Arpaio campaign manager Chad Willems questions whether recall organizers have
as many valid signatures as they claim.

Neither group has revealed its sources of funding.


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