Group falls short after trying to remove Norman councilwoman

The Associated Press - October 17, 2020 12:25 pm

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The city clerk of Norman acknowledged in a legal filing that a group of citizens who launched a petition drive seeking to oust a City Council member did not have the number of signatures needed to force a recall election.

Ward 3 Councilor Alison Petrone filed a lawsuit on September 22nd against City Clerk Brenda Hall after she certified 2,580 of the 3,444 signatures submitted by the group “Unite Norman,” just seven more than required.

Hall, who was responsible for verifying and counting the signatures, admitted that some of the petition forms were invalid in the city’s response to the lawsuit filed on Tuesday in Cleveland County District Court.


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