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John Morrissey and Berta Bruinooge recall, Wellfleet, Massachusetts (2014)

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An effort to recall selectmen John Morrissey and Berta Bruinooge in Wellfleet, Massachusetts from their positions was launched in late 2013. At issue was the officials' support of a pay-as-you-throw trash disposal program. Recall proponents failed to collect the number of signatures required to trigger a recall election.[1]

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Michael and Dale Rice spearheaded the recall effort. They gathered 371 signatures on the petition to recall Morrissey and 354 on the petition to recall Bruinooge. Each petition needed 527 signatures. The petition was due December 31, 2013.[1]

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