Oregon GOP Recall Petition Signature Effort Falls Short
Salem, OR – Today, the Oregon Republican Party has released the following statement:
Today, the Oregon Republican Party announced that it has fallen only 8% short of the 280,000 signatures needed by the 90th day of signature gathering, October 14th, to put the Governor on the ballot to be recalled by a vote of the people.
“We gathered approximately 258,000 signatures as of today, which is insufficient to recall Kate Brown at this time,” said Oregon GOP Chairman Bill Currier, the Chief Petitioner. “However, it is a record number of signatures for any petition in Oregon’s history and, with nearly 35% of the signatures coming from non-Republicans, it is more powerful evidence that a huge number of Oregonians want a change in Salem, starting with the Governor.”
“For an all-volunteer, grassroots signature-gathering effort that didn’t have large or out-state-donors funding it, ours was an extraordinary and unprecedented effort,” said Currier. “We gathered twice the number of signatures needed for a ballot initiative in less than one fourth the time, all with volunteers. These volunteers and the hundreds of thousands of petition signers deserve great credit for this historic achievement.”
"Of course, Kate Brown also deserves tremendous credit for fueling our petition effort with her unrepentant abuses of power and destructive policies. Her dismissive and arrogant reactions to the plight she has sought to inflict on everyday citizens of our state have clearly left a very large and, we believe, growing number Oregonians with serious buyer’s remorse about her leadership and left hundreds of thousands of voters more determined than ever to hold her accountable. Depending on what Kate Brown says and does from here forward, this may turn out to be only phase one of the eventual recall of the Governor."
“There were nearly 100,000 signatures that couldn’t be used that a future recall effort could potentially make use of,” added Currier. “Often you have to fight an uphill battle twice to win it once."
The Oregon Republican Party is the state’s arm of the Republican National Committee. Its Chairman and Officers are dedicated to preserving and advancing Republican principles within the state of Oregon and to improving the lives and livelihoods of Oregon’s working families through economic freedom and equal protection under the law.
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