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Mario Blount recall, Bridgeport, West Virginia (2014)

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An effort to recall Mayor Mario Blount in Bridgeport, West Virginia from his position was launched in July 2014.[1] Blount resigned on September 8, 2014, ending the recall process.[2]

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Recall leader Steve McElroy targeted Blount following his indictment and arrest on three felony counts relating to the improper distribution of prescription painkillers.[1]

Path to the ballot

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A recall petition against Blount was filed in early July 2014. Supporters needed to turn in signatures equal to 10% of the city's registered voters to force a recall. In addition to the 617 required signatures, organizers would have needed to pay a fee between $6,000 and $7,000 to get the recall on the ballot.[1] Blount resigned on September 8, 2014, ending the recall process.[2]

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