Brock Turner Judge Is First Recalled in Decades

Tight California races still too close to call
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 6, 2018 4:45 AM CDT
Updated Jun 6, 2018 6:45 AM CDT

(Newser) – Tuesday was a big day for primaries, with votes held in eight states, but one of the day's biggest results involved a judge, not a lawmaker. Voters in California have ousted Aaron Persky, the judge who sentenced former Stanford student Brock Turner to six months for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, the Guardian reports. Persky, whom activists accused of showing a "pattern of bias," is the first judge recalled by US voters since 1977, and the first in California since 1932. In other races:

  • Trump loyalty. The AP reports that in a GOP primary in Alabama, where loyalty to President Trump is a major issue, Rep. Martha Roby has been forced into a July runoff vote. She criticized Trump in 2016 after the infamous Access Hollywood tape surfaced. Challenger Bobby Bright used footage of her remarks in campaign ads.

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