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August 17, 2011

Recall group to withdraw failed petition, vows new attempt


About 15 members of the recall group, led by Rev. Rodriguez, showed up at City Hall last night, expecting the Board of Registrars to consider their letter. But no meeting was posted or held inside City Council Chambers.

Rev. Rodriguez conducted a strategy session instead, in Campagnone Common, across the street from City Hall.

"There were more than 400 good ones (signatures) that they (the Election Division) rejected," Rodriguez said.

"Most people don't know their zip codes, and they were rejected for that and other reasons," he said.

But because the lack of the city clerk's signature made the petition invalid, Rodriguez said there was no point in raising objections.

Justin Crow complained about his name appearing on the Lantigua web site and said he planned to file a complaint with the Federal Election Commission.

"He's violating federal election law by using those names on a campaign site to intimidate us," Crow said.

"I have to be worried about a bullet going through the window of my house now. He's counting on the fears of the people But I'm not afraid," he said.

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