Sunday, September 20, 2020

West Virginia: Petitions out against two Fairmont Councilmen for racist comments

Fairmont Councilmen David Kennedy and Barry Bledsoe are now facing petitions following repeated comments alleged to be racist and derogatory against LGBTQ+ people, some in Facebook posts. Bledsoe's alleged to have called Senator and VP nominee Kamala Harris a "hoe" and called a state Delegate "satanic." Kennedy has been censured by the council (6-3 vote) and has faced calls for his resignation.

Petitioners had to redo the wording to get it approved. They will need 2461 signatures (20% of registered voters).

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