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St. George supporters disappointed but not giving up

1 year 4 months 1 week ago June 16, 2015 Jun 16, 2015 Tuesday, June 16 2015 June 16, 2015 8:55 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Ambria Washington

BATON ROUGE - There's disappointment for some people in the area of the proposed "City of Saint George" after a petition to put it to a vote failed by 71 signatures.

Many supporters of the proposed city aren't giving up hope and say they still believe something can be done to get it on a ballot.

Angie Ledbetter was shocked when she heard that the Saint George petition failed by just a few signatures.
A petition she made sure she signed.

"The first thing I though was it's not over till," said Angie Ledbetter, St. George supporters. "I think they're going a do some more investigation and it's going to go through and let the people vote."

Ledbetter said she went to go check her name on a website designed by St. George organizers to let supporters of the proposed city check if they're name is on the petition or not.
She says she's worried her name didn't make the cut. However,  St. George organizers say they plan to start their own count of signatures.

"So, what we're going to do is go in and take a look at the time and take a look at basically every piece of paper and every signature, and what we're going to ensure that every single signature that should be counted is counted and everyone that should be counted is not counted as well," said St.George Spokesperson Lionel Rainey.

However, Better Together organizers said since the final results came in Saturday they received about 50 withdraws and plan to get even more in the mail.

"We felt we had an obligation to the public who submitted these withdraws to at least get them off the record," said M.E Cormier spokesperson for Together Baton Rouge. "They signed a public petition and a public document and they want their name off the public document."

St. George organizers say they have not added the most recent data to their website from the Registrars of Voters Office. However, you can click here for more information of those that have signed the petition.


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