The signature teams were even paid to do the work, they still couldn’t find enough real Ferguson voters to support them. Mega-Fail
FERGUSON, Mo. — A petition to recall the mayor of Ferguson lacks the required number of valid signatures, according to the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners.
A group called Ground Level Support delivered the petition to recall Mayor James Knowles on May 28th, saying they had 400 more than the 1,800 signatures required. All signatures must be from Ferguson residents who were registered to vote during the last mayoral election.
The St. Louis County Board of Education Commissioners began verifying the signatures’ validity the day the petition was turned in. Tuesday, the board announced the required number of valid signatures was not met. It says of the 2,133 signatures submitted, only 1,008 were valid.
The reasons for being invalidated include:
19 were blank lines
65 had no address
65 had no signature
562 were not registered in St. Louis County
366 were registered in St. Louis County, but not in Ferguson
18 had the wrong signature (they were not close to the signature in the voter database)
30 signatures were duplicates