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People for and against Mayor work Port Allen streets

3 years 3 weeks 1 day ago November 16, 2013 Nov 16, 2013 Saturday, November 16 2013 November 16, 2013 4:08 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Chris Nakamoto

PORT ALLEN- Supporters of Mayor Deedy Slaughter walked door to door Saturday clutching pieces of paper trying to get people out of their houses and to the polls.  Meanwhile, people against the Mayor were also out in full force trying to get every last vote to try to change what has been happening since she took office.

"Since day one, they have not given her a shot," Slaughter's supporter Adrian Joseph said.  "We understand how the world operates with black women, let her do her job."

The Mayor has been the topic of numerous News 2 reports for a string of questionable things she's done since she took office.  All of that has been hi-lighted by the News 2 Investigative Unit.  As Slaughter's supporters hit the pavement, they are hoping she stays in office. If not, they have plans for that too.

"We gonna start picketing," Joseph said. "We gonna stop this foolishness over here."

On the other side of Port Allen, volunteers were also out in full force, working to try to have Mayor Slaughter recalled.

"I think early voting told the whole story," John Michael Lockhart said.  "We had voter 42 percent who voted early.  More than 300 voted early for this.  That's how upset this city is."

All this week, Mayor Slaughter has been invted by News 2 for on camera interviews.  She enver got back to us on any of our invitations. Today was no different.  Although our cameras didn't spot her in the community, her supporters say she was canvassing neighborhoods.  This is what Slaughter said in a prior News 2 report when asked about the recall recently.

"Chris, I'm not surprised," Slaughter said.  "I'm not overwhelmed by it. I just want to thank my supporters at this time. I appreciate the support they gave me, and I know they will continue to give me that support."

Voting numbers will start to be announced at 8pm. Stay with News 2 for all sides of this story, and be sure to check WBRZ.com.

Follow @ChrisNakamoto on Twitter for further updates.

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