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Flyer Conjures CdA Recall Attempt

I had the strangest flyer taped to my front window this morning. Maybe someone taped it there Sunday. But I didn't see it until this morning. It focused on the county and legislative candidates in Coeur d'Alene who did or did not support RecallCDA. No organization was listed as responsible for the flyer. It seemed to focus on Republican Luke Malek (pictured), who, according to the flyer “declined to sign and placed his campaign signs on properties owned by people opposing the recall.” Also, the flyer noted, that Democrat Janet Callen, Luke's opponent, also did not sign the petitions. But “Constitution Party candidate for that seat, Ray Writz, proudly signed the recall petitions.” The flyer didn't say whether its backers supported or opposed the recall. But I'd guess that the backers supported the recall and Writz. (See attached flyer).

Question: Would the recall attempt earlier this year influence your vote for or against a candidate?

Sara: Time To Take Down D2Signs

Sara Meyer just posted this message on the Decline to Sign Facebook page: “Since this is now officially over it is time to take down the Decline To Sign signs.  If you have not taken yours down already, please go ahead and take them down as soon as you have a chance.  We will also be picking up signs as we see them around town.  So, if yours disappears, there is a good chance that one of us picked it up. If possible, we would love to get the sign stakes and signs returned as the stakes were borrowed and the candidates would like to have them. back.  If you are able to drop them off that would be great, if not let us know and we'll come pick them up.  You can drop signs off at the following locations: Johannes downtown (406 E Sherman), Pita Pit offices downtown (105 N 4th Street)  or at the Caddyshack tonight (Wednesday). Hope to see all of you tonight at the Caddyshack (5-8) to celebrate!”

Question: Do you plan to join the celebration at the Caddyshack this afternoon?

Decline To Sign Perusing Petitions

Jennifer Drake reports to HucksOnline that 7 anti-Recallers have gone through about 200 petitions, checking for signatures that should be disqualified — almost halfway there. She tells HBO: “Things are all over the board. Lots of people not registered as voters, lots of wrong addresses. More and more who signed the petitions before they were registered. But each page is so different that we really won't know until much closer to the end. It's a very tedious process.  Another thing is that it's taking us a lot longer than we thought, and we don't even have to check as much as the clerk's staff does. It will be interesting to see if they get it all done in the shortened time period. I think there's a reason they are supposed to have 15 days.” Also, Jennifer tells HucksOnline that there seems to be invalid signatures on every petition, sometimes as few as one, other times as many as 10. (Coeur d'Alene Press file photo)


OpenCDA Slams Anti-Recall Cause

Bill McCrory of claims the Decline to Sign movement is trying to deprive Coeur d'Alene residents with an opportunity to retain or remove three-term Mayor Sandi Bloem and Councilman Deanna Goodlander, Woody McEvers and Mike Kennedy from office. McCrory calls the anti-recall movement's “Decline to Sign” motto “a perfect slogan.” Quoth McCrory: “Next time you see or hear 'Decline to Sign,' remember that behind it is an organized effort to keep you and your friends and neighbors from voting to either retain or remove those named in the recall petitions.  You will only get to vote for the recall if  there are sufficient qualified signatures on the recall petitions.” More here.

Question: Ah, didn't the voters already decide that they wanted these four in office 2 1/2 years ago? Ah, isn't the Stop the Recall movement exercising their right as voters to stand against the recall? Where's the problem?

‘Decline To Sign’ Stickers Appear

Looks like the “Decline to Sign” advocates are locking up the Toyota vote. Heidi Pracht Rogers writes on her Facebook wall: “This Toyota is sporting the message 'Decline to Sign.' Are there any Fords, Hondas, GMCs, or Dodges supporting the message?” Meanwhile, Stop the Recall co-organizer Jennifer Drake tells Facebook followers where to pick up “Decline to Sign” T-shirts for $10 apiece: “Don't forget to email if you want to get your hands on the hottest new clothing item in town! We just need a name, size, and quantity and we'll let you know where to pick it up. Shirts are $10 with all proceeds going to STOP THE RECALL!”

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