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Troy Mayor Recall on Nov. Ballot
Originally printed 7/19/2012 (Issue 2029 - Between The Lines News)
The Oakland County Director of Elections announced Monday that the Recall Janice Daniels effort successfully collected 8,877 valid signatures and certified the recall question for the Nov. 6 ballot.
Members of Recall Janice Daniels submitted 9,370 signatures to the elections division in June, close to 1,400 more than necessary for the recall question to be placed on the ballot. Of those, the elections division determined 8,877 were valid signatures, almost 900 more than required.
Mayor Janice Daniels had challenged the validity of 1,055 signatures just 10 minutes before the deadline July 12, but the threshold for the number of valid signatures was met.
Late last fall the Troy Mayor was criticized for a Facebook posting using the word "queers" as well as telling a group of high school students that "the homosexual lifestyle is dangerous." The story garnered national attention after efforts by the Troy High School GSA brought the anti-gay remarks to light.
Daniels was also criticized for her December vote to reject $8.4 million in federal grant money for construction of a transit center. The City Council later approved a scaled-down version of the project over her opposition.
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