A grassroots citizens group has filed suit against Respect Arizona, the group that is currently collecting signatures to recall Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Citizens for the Protection of Fair Election Results is behind the legal action.
CPFER warned that if using recalls to change election results became a trend, it could quickly degenerate into a generalized "Electoral Civil War" that would eventually throw Arizona's electoral system into chaos.
The group said within less than a month of that warning, the anti-Arpaio effort was joined by two new recalls, and the recalls targeted members of both political parties - a Democrat, Arizona House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, and Rep. John Kavanagh, a Republican.
In a statement, the group calls it "a dangerous trend that seriously threatens the integrity of the Arizona electoral system and the rule of law." It cited several reasons:
Asked what CPFER plans to do if the Arpaio recall is defeated, co-founder Jim Wise said, "After the Arpaio matter is resolved, we will continue to oppose the recalls against Democrat Chad Campbell and Republican John Kavanagh."
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