As we (1st-ed-ly) noted earlier this week, the Recallers state they have enough signatures to initiate an up-or-down vote on Suttle. Channel 6 is reporting that they are looking at having 30% more than the 26,000+ sigs, anticipating that as many as that could be thrown out. (If they have 33,000 signatures, they’ll need a lower percentage than that.)
Ah but hang on! Creighton Law Student, and anti-Recall spokesperson, Noelle Obermeyer says they are ready to depose the petitioners! (Assuming, of course, that she has taken Trial Practice at school.) So we are guessing the 15 day review process could get stretched out muuuuuch later.
(And for a chuckle, be sure to check out the undercover video they apparently provided to Channel 7. Or maybe it's of the Blair Witch. Be sure to take some Dramamine first.)
We still think that’s an awful lot of signatures they would hope to get rid of -- and note that in these types of cases, courts generally try not to go against voters’ intentions. So, for instance, if a petitioner didn’t read the entire statement, but the person still signed, a judge isn’t likely to throw it out.
But who knows? Anything can still happen right?
And does Jim Suttle benefit from the extended time to prep for a vote? Really depends on what sort of things happen between then and now, right?
In any case, Mayor Suttle is now saying that he won’t resign, if the signatures come in. His reasoning?
“I made a pact with the voters to serve four years...”Really? A pact? When was this? And it was only with “the voters”? So not just with all the citizens of Omaha? It was with a subsection, i.e., just those who voted?
Well then, that must have been during the campaign sometime.
But a pact? Is that like a promise?
Like the one to lower property taxes?
We have so many questions...
We will update sometime after 3:00.
See you then!