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Alaska court allows recall group to begin next phase

Elstun W. Lauesen holds a sign encouraging the recall of Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy at a rally Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

By BECKY BOHRER
Associated Press
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Supreme Court has agreed to allow a group seeking to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy to begin a second signature-gathering phase. The order issued Friday says a lower court judge erred in halting enforcement of a decision that would have allowed the recall effort to proceed. The order directs the state Division of Elections to prepare petition booklets “forthwith.”

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