By Megha Satyanarayana
Detroit Free Press Staff Writer
Oakland County election officials rejected a series of recall petitions today against Troy Mayor Janice Daniels filed as a joke by her own supporters.Read more here.
The 10 petitions, cited for unclear language, included claims that the embattled mayor should be recalled for wearing red in front of a camera crew and smiling all the time. They also included supportive statements about keeping the city’s library open and having perfect attendance as mayor.
Daniels, who has been in office for only four months, has received backlash for anti-gay statements she made before and after becoming an elected official, and for voting against federal funding to build a transit center in the city.
A pared-down plan was later approved. An earnest effort to recall the former real estate agent began earlier this month, with petitioners starting the process of gathering a goal of 10,000 signatures by mid-June. Those trying to recall Daniels have said the joke petitions were an effort to confuse voters.
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