The Austin City Clerk has rejected all the signatures against Councilmember Ann Kitchen in the Ride-Sharing recall. Petitioners handed in almost 5300 signatures and they needed a little under 4900. However, they failed to have the petitions signed in the presence of a notary, so the clerk is not allowing them to cure the problem and resubmit. They still have a chance to get a recall on the November ballot.
Not the first time we've seen this type of technicality used to kill a recall. I don't see a discussion of whether the petitioners will appeal.
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