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Group falls short after trying to remove Norman councilwoman


October 16, 2020

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A group of citizens in Norman who launched a petition drive seeking to oust a City Council member did not have the number of signatures needed to force a recall election, the city clerk acknowledged in a legal filing.

Ward 3 Councilor Alison Petrone filed a lawsuit on Sept. 22 against City Clerk Brenda Hall after she certified 2,580 of the 3,444 signatures submitted by the group "Unite Norman," just seven more than required.

Petrone's attorney challenged the credibility of the group's signatures, alleging the petition forms were invalid because it lacked verification...

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