Lawsuit seeks to further recall of Ferguson's mayor
FERGUSON (AP) - A Ferguson resident hopes his lawsuit resurrects a recall petition effort meant to oust Ferguson's mayor from office.
The St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners announced last week a group trying to remove James Knowles III was 27 signatures shy of the 1,814 needed to force a recall election. It was the second time the petitions were invalidated.
But the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports, in the lawsuit Wednesday, Robert Hudgins alleges that more than 28 of the signatures that were not accepted by the election board "were actually, in fact, valid signatures."
The suit asks for a judge to determine the signatures valid and to order Ferguson City Clerk Megan Asikainen to initiate a recall election.
A Ferguson spokesman declined to discuss the lawsuit.