CARSON CITY, Nev. -- An anti-tax group trying to oust Gov. Kenny Guinn gave up Monday after failing to gather enough signatures to get the recall on the ballot.
The recent recall of former California Gov. Gray Davis "really crucified us," said Chris Hansen of The Committee to Recall Gov. Guinn. "That was such a circus, such a show, with a stripper, a porn star, Gary Coleman as candidates."
"People thought it would probably be the same here, while in truth, it would have been an election to keep or not keep Guinn as governor," Hansen said.
Hansen said more than 51,000 signatures were gathered -- far short of the 128,109 needed to force a vote next year. But recall leaders listed only three names on their petition Monday. The deadline for signatures was Nov. 18.
DALLAS -- Opponents of Mayor Laura Miller apparently have come up short in their attempt to force a recall election, but leaders of the effort have indicated they will keep trying.
The recall movement, led by a group of black ministers, failed to produce petitions with the required number of signatures by Monday's deadline.
Shortly before closing his office Monday, city elections director Brooks Love said "nothing has been received by my office."