Thursday, December 5, 2019

Washington, DC: Signatures failure in City Council recall

The Board of Elections has rejected over a large amount of signatures in the recall effort against Councilman Jack Evans, potentially dooming it -- though it may not matter. Petitioners handed in 5588 signatures and needed 4949. Evans claimed that more than 2000 signatures were improper or forged and it seems like the Board knocked much of those off -- the article notes that it fell short by a 1000.

At the same time, the City Council has voted to recommend expelling Council Member Jack Evans (D). Evans is facing recall threats after the revelation of 11 cases where he took action on behalf of paying client. Evans claims that he broke no rules. Members of the council are calling for his resignation.

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