From the LVRJ: A recall petition targeting Las Vegas Ward 6 Councilman Steve Ross probably doesn't have enough signatures to put the question to voters, a Clark County election official said Thursday.
According to the city clerk's office, the petition had 1,079 valid signatures when 1,084 were needed.
Additionally, 20 signatures were removed after the petition was submitted from people who signed affidavits stating they wanted their names removed.
It left Ross opponents 25 signatures short of their goal.
"It is not going to have enough signatures," Clark County Registrar of Voters Larry Lomax said of the petition, which needs to be signed by people who voted in the 2009 Ward 6 primary that put Ross in office. "There are just too many people who did not vote in the election."
Recall organizers vowed to file another petition in order to get more signatures and force a recall rather than fight the narrow loss in court.
First, the organizers promised they had many more signatures that were needed, so they must being doing the Wisconsin Republican math.
But, if you sign a petition, you should never be allowed take your name off unless there was absolute and complete fraud involved. If you don't know what you are signing, then you are a stupid fool and you shouldn't be allowed to take you name off a petition. How do we know that Ross didn't pay off these people or intimidated the people who signed the petition.
So, the story is not done and they are going out to get more signatures. Next time, they should get 2000 signatures so there are not any issues.
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