Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Missouri: Petitioner holding on to petitions in recall attempt against St. Louis City Alderwoman over opposition to airport privatization plan

The lead petitioner in a recall attempt against St. Louis Alderwoman Cara Spencer has claimed that he has collected about 1900 signatures to get a recall on the ballot (they need 1139 valids) but has said he hasn't decided to hand them in. The recall is over her opposition to an airport privatization plan which will be on the November 3 ballot. The signatures are being collected by the same group that is seeking enough signatures to also get the privatization plan on the ballot (though the petitioner claims that the issue is that Spencer is a white person representing a majority minority district). Spencer has announced a run for mayor the following year.

The petitions have to be handed in by Mid-September.

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