- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

COUSHATTA, La. (AP) - State officials say a recall petition aimed at getting Coushatta Town Councilman Mallory Parsons Sr. out of office did not have sufficient signatures and failed to meet legal requirements.

The Times (https://bit.ly/1oSnEJ8 ) reports the petition was rejected by the Louisiana Attorney General’s office in an opinion.

The petition needed 497 valid signatures, which would represent 33 percent of the town’s 1,499 registered voters. It contained 581 signatures; however, the registrar determined 60 were not registered in the voting area and 89 names were invalid.

Ultimately, the petition was left with 432 signatures, falling below the number necessary for the governor to issue a proclamation calling a special recall election.

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Information from: The Times, https://www.shreveporttimes.com

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