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Can the Joe Arpaio Recall Effort Gather 215,000 Signatures in 85 Days?

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The group calling itself Respect Arizona announced yesterday that it's collected and verified 120,000 signatures calling for the recall of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

With a little less than three months left in the four-month window to collect signatures, Respect Arizona has 215,317 signatures left to collect, although the organizers would like a little breathing room on top of that.

See also:
-Joe Arpaio Recall Scores 120K Valid Signatures: 85 Days Left, a Little Over 215K More to Go
-Why Sheriff Joe Actually Is Nervous About the Recall Effort Against Him

Arpaio's campaign manager Chad Willems, in a recording obtained by our colleague Stephen Lemons, explained to the Joe fanatics, "If our opposition -- [Randy] Parraz and his group -- get the money that they need for these signatures, they're going to have a candidate on that ballot, and Joe Arpaio goes away."

If Willems actually believes this, then there might be a bit of trouble in Arpaio's future.

So, given the first signature total announced by recall organizors, do you think they'll get enough?



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