The effort by some Idahoans to recall Gov. Brad Little after he issued a stay-home order in March in response to the coronavirus pandemic was unsuccessful.
Organizers filed a certified petition in June with the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office to recall Little, but that was just the first step in the process of recalling a sitting governor. The group had until Aug. 11th to collect over 183,000 signatures, meaning 20% of the Idahoans who were registered to vote in the general election.
Had the signatures been verified, a special election would have been held. Without the signatures, the recall request cannot move forward.
The Idaho Statesman reports, the recall effort largely revolved around Little’s actions after the pandemic took hold in Idaho and the mandatory closures of businesses throughout the state.