Intersection

The reality behind the recall attempt in Clark County

Image
(Left to right) Woodhouse, Cannizzaro and Farley.

Been asked to sign—or ignore—a recall petition lately? Asking yourself: Aren’t we done with the 2016 election already? Blame the Nevada Republican Party. Still stinging from the electoral thumping it took last year, it’s now attempting to oust three state Senators—Democrats Joyce Woodhouse and Nicole Cannizzaro and independent Patricia Farley—by soliciting signatures to initiate a new election with the hopes of regaining control of the Senate.

Problems abound over this development, chief of which being the GOP has given zero reasons for launching it. Recalls serve as checks and balances against the worst abusers of power. With no controversies or community uproar to justify an extra, taxpayer-funded election, Las Vegas voters asked to sign a clipboard should first ponder whether we ought to further thwart the democratic process—or relive last year’s partisan warfare so soon.

Share
Photo of Mike Prevatt

Mike Prevatt

Mike Prevatt turned his passion for rock 'n' roll and dance beats into an actual job during his stint as ...

Get more Mike Prevatt
  • “You shouldn’t realize it’s there; you should only be aware of the benefits that come from it.”

  • “It’s the new dimension in making memories.”

  • Founder Ashley Ayala hopes will the space will foster positive relationships—within the Las Vegas community and beyond.

  • Get More Intersection Stories
Top of Story