Recall Leaders Accuse DMV of Illegal Actions

Governor Kenny Guinn
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A group organizing a drive to recall Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn says the state Department of Motor Vehicles has hindered its efforts to gather signatures.

The Recall Guinn Committee wants Secretary of State Dean Heller to find the DMV in violation of the law for allegedly refusing to allow signature-collecting at two sites in southern Nevada.

Renee Parker, chief deputy secretary of state, said an investigation is being made to determine the facts and a decision hopefully will be made by Tuesday.

Christopher Hansen, vice chairman of the recall group, lodged the complaint Friday, saying his group has been blocked at DMV offices in Las Vegas and Henderson.

Sandy Harmon, spokesman for the recall effort, said he did not know how many of the required 128,000 signatures have been obtained. The group hopes to collect 200,000 by a Nov. 25 deadline.

DMV Director Ginny Lewis told recall officials a designated area would be set aside outside the offices to the side of the front doors. She said she did not want the recall effort to be stationed inside offices because it would impede the customer flow.