Ferguson mayor recall falls short again - KMOV.com

Ferguson mayor recall falls short again

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(KMOV.com) – The fight to recall Ferguson Mayor James Knowles has once again fallen short.

The County Election Commission says the recall petition was short by 27 signatures.

More than 1500 signatures were rejected from people who did not live in Ferguson or were not registered voters.

"Some people couldn't sign their signature," said Phil Gassoway of 'Ground Level Support,' the group spearheading the campaign to recall the mayor. "Their printed handwriting was their signature and they threw some of those out as well. We're going to fight it and challenge it. We will have a lawsuit filed in court by next week."

The signatures were turned in on Friday, June 19.

This is not the first time a group of people have tried to remove Knowles from office.

“My goal has always been to focus on bringing this community together, building trust, and moving us forward as one community,” Knowles said. “If one person signed the recall petition, it sends a strong message to me that there is still plenty of work to do. I am committed to working with all parties to make our community a better place to live for everyone.”

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