Just a quick post to say the signatures to Recall Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle have been officially counted.
They (semi) officially got 28,720 signatures, 2,077 more than the needed 26,643.
But the kicker in that sentence is “semi”.
The semi is Judge Pete Bataillon’s hearing on December 20th.
At that point we will hear if more than that 2,000 plus will be thrown out, or all of them, or nothing. And then that could be appealed.
And then it is not clear at what point the January 25th election could or would be pushed back, if they are cleared.
Note that the Anti’s are also saying that they have deposed testimony that a circulator was paid by the sig. The Recallers say that claim is unfounded, mainly because no one was collecting the alleged 10 signatures per hour. It’s not clear how that could or would affect any count.
So gird your loins for some hot court action the next few weeks.
Oh, and Go Huskers!