TUCSON, Ariz. -- Pima County elections officials say a Salt Lake City man who wants to lead a recall of Sheriff Clarence Dupnik can legally do so.
County Elections Director Brad Nelson says his office informed Americans Against Immigration Amnesty leader Dan Baltes that he is able to lead the recall move.
It was unclear last week when the recall effort was announced if someone who lives outside Pima County could start up a recall effort against a county official.
Baltes says he started the recall after hearing frustration and anger from many people about Dupnik's statements after the Tucson shootings.
Nelson tells The Arizona Daily Star Baltes has filed the appropriate paperwork, and he can now gather signatures on recall petitions.
Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.azstarnet.com