Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle made it official today, he’s not resigning. He’s also claiming that those out to get him are guilty of what Suttle calls, “political maneuvering.”
Today was the last day the Mayor had to either resign or face a possible recall election. On Tuesday the Omaha City Council is expected to schedule that election for January 25th. On Monday, Suttle goes to court to try and convince a judge that the election should be stopped.
One month ago Suttle first told Nebraska Watchdog in an exclusive on camera interview that he wasn’t quitting. Today in his formal letter to Douglas County Election Commissioner Dave Phipps, Suttle states “I will not resign.” While defending his actions in office for the past 18 months Suttle also takes aim at the recall process. Suttle tells Phipps, “I’m sure you will understand my commitment to the 92% of Omaha residents who did not participate in the recall and are concerned about the methods used to collect signatures.”
The Mayor Suttle Recall Committee denies any widespread fraud in the petition gathering process. The legitimacy of those petitions will be at the forefront of next week’s legal fight.
Nebraska Watchdog will be in the courtroom following all the developments.
Reported by Joe Jordan, email@example.com
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