Recall campaign fails to get enough signatures to force vote on Mayor LaToya Cantrell

Posted on AllSides March 21st, 2023
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The high-powered campaign to recall Mayor LaToya Cantrell has failed, according to an official count of petition signatures released Tuesday. Despite declaring victory with a brass band last month, recall organizers fell about 18,000 signatures short of the total needed to force a referendum on the mayor. Recall organizers collected 27,243 valid signatures during their six-month, $1.2 million push to depose Cantrell, whose poll numbers have plummeted amid voter discontent over crime and other issues. Still, the campaign wasn't able to come close to the high bar of nearly 45,000...

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