Group Behind Crawford County Alcohol Petition Files Lawsuit Against County Clerk
CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — The group Keep The Dollars In Crawford County filed a lawsuit against the Crawford County Clerk Teresa Armer on Thursday (Sept. 1), claiming she refused to count signatures for the petition of placing the legalization of alcohol sales on the November Ballot.
The lawsuit also stated Armer did not count the signatures of registered voters because she erroneously believed they were not from registered voters.
According to the lawsuit, Armer had previously counted the signatures of 3,200 registered voters twice.
“Due to [Armer’s] error in tabulating 2016’s number of registered voters in Crawford County, the total and accurate number of registered voters is materially less than the number certified,” the lawsuit stated.
The group said that because of Armer’s miscalculation, the 38 percent threshold of required signatures should be less than what was originally stated.
More than 12,000 signatures were needed to place the measure on the ballot, but Armer said Keep The Dollars In Crawford County had turned in about 9,200 certified signatures.