The effort to recall Alderman Bill Clayton ended in failure after over 1,000 signatures were declared invalid. Signatures for a recall need to be collected by a South Dakota resident, but two petition gatherers were from Montana.
The recall came up after Alderman Clayton was investigated for allegedly making racist remarks to a reporter. Following the invalidation of the signatures, City Council President Bonny Petersen and various citizens responded.
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