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Governor seeking AG's opinion on mayoral recall

3 years 8 months 2 weeks ago September 09, 2013 Sep 9, 2013 Monday, September 09 2013 September 09, 2013 4:11 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for Governor Bobby Jindal said today they asked for an Attorney General's opinion over the certified petition to recall Port Allen's mayor.

Sean Lansing said they would ask the AG Buddy Caldwell's office to render an opinion on the validity of the signatures.

"If the AG determines the petition and signatures are valid, we will set an election date within the next 15 days," Lansing said.

The Registrar of Voters Office for West Baton Rouge Parish announced earlier Monday that they certified 1,387 of the signatures submitted to recall Mayor Deedy Slaughter, who's been the focus of several News 2 investigations for possible wrongdoing.

The petition required at least 1,273 signatures, a third of registered votes in the city.

The governor's office has 15 days to order a recall election. The Attorney General's Office said that window is still in effect while the opinion is being sought.

News 2's Chris Nakamoto will have more on the recall effort tonight on News 2 at 6.

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