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(FOX) Organizers seeking to recall New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell from office said they collected enough signatures to put the city leader’s second term at risk.
“Right now our mayor doesn’t love New Orleans so the citizens and the residents stood up,” Eileen Carter, vice chair of the No LaToya recall campaign, told Fox News. “We’re taking our city back, and we’re gonna save New Orleans.”
The campaign’s chairman, Belden Batiste, and Carter launched the recall effort to remove Cantrell from office in August 2022. The organizers handed the petition filled with signatures to the Orleans Parish Registrar of Voters office on Wednesday. The Feb. 22 deadline required them to hand in around 50,000 signatures, which the organizers say they exceeded.
The mayor recall organizers, Batiste and Carter, say they have enough signatures to get a special election approved.
“Mayor LaToya, it ain’t that we hate you,” Batiste told Fox News. “You didn’t do your job, and you’re about to be fired.”
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