Leavenworth Street has learned, albeit not officially, that the Mayor Suttle Recall Committee has obtained more than the 26,643 signatures needed to force a vote on a recall of Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle.
We have been told that when the Recallers turn in the signatures on Friday, the numbers will be around 31 – 32,000 — more than 5,000 over the needed number.
There have been standard rumblings from the anti-Recallers that some or many signatures are or will be invalid. But 5,000 of them? That’s tough.
If it is then found that enough signatures were collected, Mayor Suttle would have five days to resign — and save the expense of the recall vote.
If he does not resign, a vote will be held 30 to 45 days later.
And at that point, who gets off their duffs to vote?
Those who want to save him, or those who want him out?
And if he is out, who is in?
We could have an exciting political season coming…