Wednesday, May 16, 2012
West Virginia: Recall petitions handed in against Keyser Mayor
A petition to recall Keyser Mayor Randy Amtower was handed with over 200 signatures, petitioners needed 100 signatures (20 percent) of turnout.
Keyser is the city with an unheard of "loser pays" recall law -- anyone who signs the petition would have to pay the costs of the recall (which is written in an insanely broad description of costs). According to one Keyser resident the Secretary of State's office advised that the city charter is in violation of West Virginia code, though that would be up to a judge to decided.