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Biggest Reason the Joe Arpaio Recall Effort Fell Short?

Well, Maricopa County, you're kind of pathetic.

The group trying to recall Sheriff Joe Arpaio fell short of the signatures it needed to force a recall election against the guy who's been the top of a department that bungled hundreds of sex-crimes investigations, was found guilty of racially profiling Latinos, and wasted millions of dollars of taxpayer money as the county has payed out big settlements to victims of his jails and his politics, among other things.

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More than 600,000 people voted for someone other than Sheriff Joe Arpaio in November, but Respect Arizona couldn't find 335,317 signatures needed to force the recall election, even though Arpaio's record of mismanagement has only gotten worse since November.

Now the county's stuck with Arpaio until 2016, that is, unless the elderly Sheriff doesn't survive his next trip and fall on a Phoenix sidewalk.

For this morning's poll, let us know what you think is the biggest reason that the recall effort fell short.

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