- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 11, 2015

LINCOLN, N.D. (AP) - A group of North Dakota residents trying to recall the mayor of the city of Lincoln have submitted more than 200 signatures as part of their effort.

The Bismarck Tribune (https://bit.ly/1AkODRT ) reports the petitioners on Wednesday submitted 219 signatures to the city’s auditor. The petitioners are hoping to oust Mayor Robert Johnston and hold a special election.

Organizers say they question Johnston’s credibility, his handling of city funds, as well as his use of the mayor’s position. Johnston has had disagreements with city council members since October over groundwater and drainage issues, and his plans to work with the Burleigh County Highway Department.

Johnston says the allegations are “unfounded.”

The auditor has 30 days to verify the signatures. Johnston would automatically be on the ballot if an election is held.


Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com

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