An Impeachment Vote in Arizona

Mecham faces an ouster

Arizona Governor Evan Mecham has attained what most politicians only dream of: nationwide name recognition. In his case, it has been a painful accomplishment. Already lampooned as a right-wing ideologue and bigot, the Governor again made headlines last Friday when the Arizona house voted to hold an impeachment trial. That decision came just four days after state officials announced that a recall election would be held this May -- the result of a voter petition. The big question in Arizona these days is whether the former Pontiac dealer will be removed from office by the state senate, ousted by the voters,...

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