THE FIX IS IN, RECALL ELECTION WILL LIKELY BE IN JUNE OR JULY
Recall Dunleavy Committee can proceed with collecting signatures on the petition to recall the governor, even while the case is being argued before the Supreme Court. The ruling came on Friday afternoon.
The Supreme Court said that while the Superior Court judge considered the harm to Stand Tall With Mike, if the petitioners were allowed to proceed with their signature gathering, the Superior Court judge did not consider the harm to the recall committee.
“However, the superior court did not expressly consider the harm to Recall Dunleavy resulting from a stay, and as a result it appears to have applied an incorrect analysis,” the ruling states.
The ruling is a serious setback for the team defending Gov. Mike Dunleavy, represented by both the State Department of Law, in its capacity of defending the Division of Elections, and Stand Tall with Mike, an independent group.
The rapidity of the court schedule is what is most telling:
The briefs have to be filed in 11 days, and oral arguments are set for March 25. Even more telling is that the court has said it would rule on the same day.
The court appears to be ready to ramrod the matter through so the question can appear on special election, low-turnout ballot, in the middle of the summer.