Cannizzaro not shaken
State senator defiant as recall bid advances
A group attempting to oust Democratic state Sen. Nicole Cannizzaro submitted enough signatures Tuesday to advance the recall process.
The recall committee turned in 16,875 signatures to the Clark County Registrar of Voters on Tuesday afternoon, two hours before the deadline to submit at least 14,975 signatures. Petitioners submitted the signatures for two other recalls the day before their respective deadlines.
Cannizzaro, who was elected in 2016, said in a statement that she is “not intimidated one bit by the shady special interests and desperate politicians behind this manipulation of the recall process.”
“This plan to subvert the will of voters in my district has been an aggressive and dishonest smear campaign from day one, and I will be watching the signature verification process closely this week,” Cannizzaro said. “I delivered for my constituents this past session when I passed laws to crack down on elder abuse, protect victims of domestic violence and put Nevadans back to work — and I will defend my record of results to anyone.”
The county registrar’s office will next pull a random sample of 5 percent of the signatures to verify they were done by people who voted in the race during the 2016 election. The percentage of eligible voters found in that sample is extrapolated across the entire count to determine if it meets the count needed to force a special election.
The registrar’s office will submit the count to the Secretary of State’s office for verification. After that, the anti-recall organizers will have five business days to review the signatures and present any legal
She and her 6-year-old son have been staying with friends and family across the Las Vegas Valley since they left The Shade Tree shelter in late September.
“It’s been tough explaining to my son what is going on,” she said. “I’ve had to switch his school three times already this year.”
Franklin said she scheduled a meeting for Thursday with North Star Community Services, a housing provider.
“I’m hopeful something will work out, but I’m cautious at the same time,” she said.
Gregory Mccuin came for legal help.
An unpaid traffic ticket from a year ago had turned into an arrest warrant, the 57-year-old said. He needs that warrant taken care of to renew his driver’s license.
Mccuin said since he went on disability in April nearly half his income goes to rent. He wants to start driving for Uber or Lyft to better make ends meet.
“I got to go to work, and I need some wheels,” he said. “If you don’t got no wheels, you’re dead in this town. It’s too spread out.”
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Sen. Nicole Cannizzaro, D-las Vegas
Tom Callaway looks through books at Project Homeless Connect at Cashman Center on Tuesday.
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