Monday, September 21, 2020

Georgia: Signatures handed in against Blackshear Council member

Petitioners have handed in 98 signatures for the recall of Blackshear Council member Shawn Godwin. They need 89 valids. Petitioners already passed the first stage of the recall, handing in 30 signatures.

Council members Linda Gail Dennison and Timmy Sapp were also facing recall petitions, with the council holding a hearing on the charges. Two former mayors have signed the petitions. The issue appears to be their initial opposition to the hiring of the City Clerk. There's also a kitchen sink of other complaints over meeting attendance, open meeting violations and claims of censorship on social media.

Georgia is a malfeasance standard/judicial recall state, so a showing of cause is needed. I haven't seen any discussion of whether this has already occurred.  

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