ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A group of Southeast Alaska voters, dealt a recent setback in their efforts to recall state Rep. Kyle Johansen (R-Ketchikan), will soon gather to discuss their next move.
The Alaska Division of Alections rejected their complaints, that Johansen was incompetent or neglectful of his duties when he left the house majority caucus after a dispute.
The state and its attorneys concluded that the recall application failed to outline a sound legal argument.
Dick Coose, of Ketchikan, who's helping organize the recall effort, said the setback is dissapointing, and that he's unsure if others are willing to appeal the decision.
By the time an appeal gains traction, Coose said, the legislative session could be underway and that by then it wouldn't make much sense to unseat Johansen, who is up for re-election in 2012.