Group Will Launch Crye Recall Effort With Signature Gathering Drive Ahead Of Supervisors Meeting

A group that wants to launch a recall of Shasta County Supervisor Kevin Crye says they’ve received approval from Registrar of Voters Cathy Darling-Allen for the wording and format of their petition, and they want to start gathering signatures right away. A number of petition signing events are planned, including a launch Tuesday at 4:45PM in front of the County Administration Building on Court Street ahead of the board meeting that’s set for 5:30PM. Three weeks ago Shasta County Citizens for Stable Governance served Crye with a notice of intent, citing a series of decisions, including the canceling of the Dominion Voting Systems contract and Crye’s county-funded trip to Minnesota to meet with “My Pillow” founder Mike Lindell. 4,151 signatures will be needed to get the recall on a ballot. Last year when Leonard Moty was recalled, Tim Garmin took his place. The Shasta County Republican Central Committee has declared it’s support for Crye, saying they strongly oppose his recall. Republicans warn that a new state law gives the Governor the power to appoint an interim replacement. Crye was elected to his position over Erin Resner with a difference of fewer than 100 votes, which is apparently why he’s being targeted instead of Patrick Jones or Chris Kelstrom, who tend to vote as a bloc with Crye.