With 16 of 16 precincts reporting, Senate President and SB 1070 sponsor Russell Pearce has been recalled. The results were: Pearce 9,188 (45.36%) and Republican challenger John Lewis 10,816 (53.4%).
As we’ve reported, he’s the first Arizona state legislator ever to be recalled after Citizens for a Better Arizona started circulating the recall petitions in January. His challenger, Jerry Lewis, is the assistant superintendent of an Arizona charter school chain.
That’s not to mention Pearce’s more blatantly racist ties to neo-Nazi groups. This is part of a wave of anti-conservative votes that succeeded throughout the country, as Mississippi’s life at conception ballot initiative was voted down, just as Ohio’s law limiting collective bargaining for pubic employees was.
[Photo By Arizona State Legislature]