Update: Recall group claims AG Clarkson acted unlawfully

    Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson.

    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - The group seeking to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy alleges that Attorney General Kevin Clarkson acted unlawfully when he recommended the recall application be denied.

    The Recall Dunleavy group says in court filings Wednesday that state statutes should be liberally construed to allow people to have their say.

    The group gathered more than 46,000 signatures to get the recall application approved but election officials denied it on the recommendation of Clarkson, a Dunleavy appointee, who deemed it factually and legally insufficient.

    The group is suing to overturn that decision. Members say the application states three legally sufficient grounds for recall, including lack of fitness, incompetence, and neglect of duties.

    The Department of Law declined to comment, saying it will respond with its own filings later. They are due Dec. 16.

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