Group trying to recall Maricopa County sheriff

Group trying to recall Maricopa County sheriff

CREATED Jan. 31, 2013

Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo

PHOENIX (AP) - A political group has filed paperwork with the Arizona Secretary of State's office to launch a recall campaign against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
   
Respect Arizona will need to collect more than 350,000 valid signatures in the next 120 days to force a recall election.
   
The 80-year-old Arpaio was elected in November to his sixth consecutive term in office.
   
He filed paperwork last week indicating that he plans to run again in 2016.
   
In a statement Thursday, Arpaio say he believes the recall effort is over his stance on enforcing laws including those pertaining to illegal immigration.
   
Arpaio says if people insist on a recall drive, he believes county voters know exactly "who they want in office and they won't be fooled by outside special interests."

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