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Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin Survives Recall Campaign

Couy Griffin

SANTA FE, N.M. — Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin has prevailed against efforts to recall him from office as a county commissioner in southern New Mexico.

Recall committee spokesman Scott Fredrick on Tuesday evening said a petition drive collected 1,229 signatures from registered voters and that it wasn't enough to trigger a recall election by state law.

Amid the recall effort, Griffin has burnishing his image as a God-fearing “peaceful patriot” who stands in solidarity with about 70 jailed defendants linked to the Capitol siege.

A new biographical film about Griffin is being distributed by Trump-allied attorney Sidney Powell.