Friday, August 28, 2020
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY RECALL PETITION AGAINST MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS THREATENS TO BACKFIRE!!!
The recall effort against Mayor Quinton Lucas is gaining momentum as it moves forward and it's clear that petitioners will easily meet the low threshold to force a vote required by the charter.
However . . .
KANSAS CITY INSIDERS WARN THAT MAYOR Q WILL WIN A RECALL VOTE EASILY!!!
Polling for the August primary suggested that Mayor Q's popularity is intact in most parts of this town. So far the signature collecting effort is concentrated in the Northland and often outside of city limits with very little support in more densely populated voter enclaves like Midtown, Plaza and the Corridor. To be fair, in the election election that Mayor Q won -- Turnout from Clay & Platte County wasn't a factor and the Northland opted out with single digit returns . . . Recall proponents are hoping the pandemic will inspire more participation on the nice side of the bridge; historically Springtime votes are low turnout affairs.
Nevertheless and as always, TKC is agnostic in this and almost every debate regarding pandemic political power plays but this insider word confirms the polling that we've seen which also doesn't bode well for down ballot Missouri progressive politicos or local Biden supporters when weighed against rural red state Missouri Republicans . . . For now, here's how the numbers MIGHT apply locally:
"There was polling done early August to prevent local control and change insider opinion away from a November vote (it clearly worked!), and that polling included approval ratings for Mayor Lucas. Here's the kicker: Even in the conservative slanted poll, Lucas had a 67% approval rating. The only place that it was even close was in the Northland, but he's winning handily everywhere else.
"The consultant class is saying if Lucas is in a recall vote, he will defeat it so heavily that nobody will challenge his re-election, and he can coast for 6 more years. With poll numbers like that, that sounds like exactly what's going to happen."
Developing . . .