Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Jackie Poplar Faces Recall

Flint just can't get enough of recall elections.

Joe Lawlor of The Flint Journal reports:
Councilwoman Jackie Poplar will likely face a recall on Feb. 24 after challenges to petitions against her didn't disqualify enough signatures to keep the issue off the ballot.

Petitioners ended up with 928 valid signatures, said Genesee County Clerk Michael Carr, while 858 were needed to ask voters to recall Poplar. Recall organizer David Davenport originally submitted more than 1,000 signatures.

"It looks like it's going on the ballot," said Carr, noting the petitions could still be challenged in court.

Perhaps Poplar can talk strategy with Mayor Don Williamson on how to survive a recall election.

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