Over the weekend a political victory for Kansas City right-wing activists was mostly ignored. Here at TKC we think a proposed recall over the alleged "defunding" of police deserves more attention.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY PETITIONERS SIGN UP 1227 ADDITIONAL VOTERS IN THE FIGHT TO RECALL PROGRESSIVE COUNCILMAN ERIC BUNCH!!!
Agree or disagree with their motives, that's an impressive number for a group composed mostly of middle-aged ladies on foot.
Here's a highlight of a recent statement released to the media that most other outlets declined to share . . .
"On August 31, 2021 we were giving a 10 day extension to obtain the remaining signatures needed to recall Councilman Bunch. On September 10, 2021 we turned in an additional 1227 signatures. Overall we collected approximately 3830 signatures with the majority coming from Jackson County. We must now wait for the additional signatures to be examined and added to the 1730 already verified.
"Originally the city clerk gave us the number of needed signatures as 2427 via e-mail. However, when she issued the certificate of insufficiency the number increased to 2673. As of today we have not received an explanation as to why the number increased.
"We would like to thank our volunteers who worked in extreme heat, rain and endured verbal abuse from some KC residents."
Moreover . . .
These activists warn that this is merely the first part of their effort and more recalls of council members will follow.
And so, here at www.TonysKansasCity.com we look for the fun to begin . . .
Developing . . .