Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Florida: Fort Myers Councilmember facing threats over racially charged comments about early voting polls

Fort Myers Councilwoman Teresa Watkins-Brown is facing recall threats after discussing early voting poll locations. Apparently wanting to set up early polls in white neighborhoods, Watkins-Brown (who is African-American) said that "White people are sacred to come over into our community." Brown said that the polls should be in "area where everybody will feel comfortable to vote."

There is discussion about launching a recall, though they would need to meet the cause requirement of the malfeasance standard (in addition to getting the signatures of 10% of registereds). As you can see below, in my post on Ferguson, this may not rise to incompetence or whatever other level would result in a recall.

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