Alaska Supreme Court says recall campaign to oust governor can proceed

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07-17-2021

By Yereth RosenANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Political foes of Alaska's Republican governor have legally sufficient grounds to pursue their campaign to oust him from office through a recall election, the state’s highest court ruled on Friday. The campaign to recall Governor Mike Dunleavy, who has about 17 months left in his term, is legal and may proceed, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled. His tenure has been rocky as Alaska struggled with financial difficulties and its dependence on dwindling oil revenues. The Recall Dunleavy campaign reported it had 81 percent of the required second-phase signatures as of April. CNBC cited Dunleavy’s actions specifically, saying he “relentlessly slashed” University of Alaska funding and made other poor decisions.

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