Mario Blount recall, Bridgeport, West Virginia (2014)
Recall proponent arguments
Recall leader Steve McElroy targeted Blount following his indictment and arrest on three felony counts relating to the improper distribution of prescription painkillers.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Laws governing recall in West Virginia
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. Blount resigned on September 8, 2014, ending the recall process.
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