Oregon Gov. Kate Brown speaks with the media at the Capitol in Salem, Oregon, on July 1. Republicans concerned about losing their grip on political power in the states have added a new tool to their playbook, the recall election. Once reserved for recalling corrupt, absent or inept elected officials, the recall process has been turned into a political weapon by Republicans seeking to undo the results of regular elections. (AP Photo/Sarah Zimmerman, File)

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown speaks with the media at the Capitol in Salem, Oregon, on July 1. Republicans concerned about losing their grip on political power in the states have added a new tool to their playbook, the recall election. Once reserved for recalling corrupt, absent or inept elected officials, the recall process has been turned into a political weapon by Republicans seeking to undo the results of regular elections. (AP Photo/Sarah Zimmerman, File)

In some states, GOP sees the recall as its way back to power

Has become part of the toolkit for Republicans seeking a do-over of election results.

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