The movement started after Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Brock Turner, a former Stanford swimmer, to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on the university's campus back in January, 2015.
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The victim, identified in court as Emily Doe, read an impact statement in court before the sentencing in June of 2016 that went viral on social media and also received media attention around the world.
Many were outraged Persky gave Turner such a short sentence after hearing her words in court. "He has clearly lost the trust of the people of this county. It's time for him to leave the bench and we are looking forward to accomplishing that in June," said Michelle Dauber, a Stanford law professor and chair of the Recall Persky" campaign.
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The Santa Clara County Registrar now has 30 days to count and verify the signatures. If that happens and the Board of Supervisors puts the recall on the ballot, the nomination process for other candidates will take place until March 16, 2018.
The recall would then go before voters on the June 5 ballot.
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