In most cases, the cause for a recall is clear: maybe the lawmaker stands accused of embezzlement charges,
or they reneged on an election promise to voters by backing a tax increase after making a no-new-taxes pledge. But not this time. Nevada, unlike many other states that allow for recalls,
doesn’t require that the petitioners demonstrate malfeasance on the part of the targeted lawmaker or state any reason for the campaign at all. Those arguments that have been offered — largely votes and positions on hot-button issues and being "out of touch" with the district — are more about an issue of a ideological difference than actual misdeeds or failure to perform the duties of the job. What's more, petition language obtained by longtime Nevada political columnist Jon Ralston
shows that the recall proponents themselves are peddling falsehoods and failing to note that the GOP supported some of the same exact policies that supposedly sparked the campaign in the first place. "The premise of the recalls is a sham," he concluded in a recent piece.