With the May 30 deadline looming, the effort to recall Sheriff Joe Arpaio has stopped its paid petition-gathering, for the second time, due to donors' unwillingness to cough up the cash.
Stephen Lemons reported last week that Respect Arizona found "the sticking point [for donors] was the lack of a definite candidate to bet on."
-Joe Arpaio Recall Suspends Paid Signature Gathering Campaign for Second Time
Respect Arizona needs 335,317 signatures by May 30 to force the recall election, and the last official count from the pro-recall group was on April 22, when it was announced that 200,359 valid signatures had been collected.
Lemons figured that, including a cushion of signatures sought by Respect Arizona, it "would require more than 9,600 signatures a day for two weeks, a grim and seemingly impossible task."
Especially considering all the shady moves by the pro-Joe side, including a fake petition, and bogus lawsuits, it seems like a difficult task.
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