Sunday, October 11, 2015

Massachusetts: Lawrence Board of Registers votes to appeal court decision allowing Mayor to challenge validity of voter affidavits

The attempted recall of Mayor Daniel Rivera has taken another turn. After the Board accepted the 136 signatures needed to start the recall (petitioners need 5645 signatures to actually get on the ballot), Rivera requested an injunction from the court claiming that at least 50 of the affidavits were signed by "inactive voters" -- people who haven't voted recently or didn't respond to a census letter. The City Attorney claimed that the Mayor couldn't challenge the affidavit at this time -- he would have to wait till the end of the process. The court disagreed, and now it will be appealed.

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