Josephine County OR voters recall commissioner

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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Voters in southern Oregon's Josephine County have recalled Commissioner Sandi Cassanelli by a wide margin.

The Daily Courier reports (http://is.gd/cVs4Xm) that unofficial results from Tuesday's special election show 71 percent voted to remove Cassanelli.

The two remaining commissioners, Simon Hare and Don Reedy, are expected to choose a replacement in the coming weeks to serve the final year of Cassanelli's term.

The political action committee Citizens for Positive Government gathered more than 5,000 signatures to place the issue on the ballot. The group accused Cassanelli of hindering economic development and not supporting public safety, among other things.

In a statement explaining why she shouldn't be removed from office, Cassanelli called the allegations "bogus," vague, exaggerated or simply false.

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Information from: Daily Courier, http://www.thedailycourier.com