GOP fails to gather enough signatures for Gov. Brown recall

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Republican Party has not gathered enough signatures by Monday’s deadline to recall Gov. Kate Brown. The Statesman Journal reports it’s the second failed recall of the governor in less than a year. Oregon GOP Chair Bill Currier said over a Facebook livestream to supporters that it was gut-wrenching to deliver the news. Republicans have accused Brown of abusing her power and destroying the state’s economy through shutdowns imposed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The governor has said shutdowns were in keeping with the advice of public health experts and were intended to save lives.