By September, the campaigners had been able to gather 73,000 names on petitions asking for the recall of Frazier, Attorney General William Lemke, and Commissioner of Agriculture John Hagan. These men made up the Industrial Commission, which acts as a board of directors for the state-owned entities. The date of the recall was set for October 28, 1921.
In the October 28 vote, Ragnvald A. Nestos was elected as governor by a margin of 4,102. He was sworn in on November 23.