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The initiative to recall Maricopa County (Arizona) Sheriff Joe Arpaio has fallen short.

Members of Respect Arizona and Citizens for a Better Arizona—who launched the recall effort against Arpaio—failed to gather the necessary 335,000 valid voter signatures by the 5 p.m. deadline on Thursday. The aim was to force a recall election.

Activists behind the recall effort would not say how many signatures they were short.

“This effort failed because the good people of Maricopa County, whom I’m honored to serve, rejected the wrongheaded idea of overturning an election,”
said Arpaio.

Read more at LATimes.com.

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