City clerk rejects recall petition against Kader

Published On: Dec 14 2012 09:46:03 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 14 2012 10:26:12 PM CST
LA CROSSE, Wis. -

A setback Friday for the group trying to recall La Crosse's city council president.

After reviewing the recall petition, the city clerk ruled it insufficient. Of the more than 250 signatures collected, only 104 were certified. That's more than 50 short needed to trigger a recall against Audrey Kader.

La Crosse's city clerk says a number of signatures were thrown out including many who used the controversial mailing address for Viterbo University. Only 36 of those were verified through the state's voter registration system.

Others were deemed insufficient for being incomplete or being out of the district. "I'm more relieved, I'm not happy yet, I'll only be happy when this is put to bed," said Kader.

The Restore La Crosse Committee, the group who filed the petition, has until Wednesday to provide the necessary information to fix the invalid signatures.