Arizona's Constitutional Convention opened on Oct. 10, 1910, and ran for 60 days, producing what was then considered either "one of the most progressive" constitutions of any state, or "socialistic and undemocratic." It did not include voting rights for women but did include the initiative, referendum and recall, including the recall of judges that President William Howard Taft had warned he would never approve. While some in Arizona, including its newspapers, claimed the entire effort was "all for naught" because of the recall, voters loved the constitution, passing it on Feb. 9, 1911, by 12,534 to 3,920.
Taft upheld his promise and vetoed the constitution, telling the Arizona Territory it would never be admitted with that provision. Arizona responded like an obedient child, removing the recall of judges and going back to voters, who approved the sanitized constitution.
On December 9, 1911 Arizona voters approved a revised version of the Constitution which did not contain the recall provision. (Boomersbach, 2012)