Wilson recall election is on

Judge throws out mayor's case

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 3:11pm

The recall election for the mayor of Wilson will go on as scheduled for now.

Current Mayor Joshua Thomas was in court Tuesday hoping a judge would throw out a petition voters put together to schedule a recall election.

The 25-year-old believes many of the signatures on the petition were forged.

But the registrar of voters says, according to the election code, Thomas' objection is too late.

Thomas has the option to appeal.

Backers of the recall say Thomas won't work with the board of alderman and fired valuable workers.

Thomas says when he took office the village had no system of checks and balances.

The election is scheduled for March 27th.