The Oregonian reports:
Organizers of the Oregon Republican Party’s drive to recall Gov. Kate Brown conceded Monday that they did not manage to gather the necessary 280,050 valid voter signatures to put the recall on the ballot.
Party Chairman Bill Currier did not return phone calls to The Oregonian/OregonLive, but he said on Monday’s Lars Larson Show that “we did come up short. Not by a lot but we did come up short” ahead of Monday’s deadline.
When Currier launched the recall effort in July, he raised several issues including Brown’s claim that she would use her executive powers to create climate cap policy similar to House Bill 2020 that failed during the legislative session after Republicans walked out to delay the vote.