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Former poker pro starts petition to recall Las Vegas mayor

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Posted at 7:10 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 08:25:06-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman has been very vocal about wanting to reopen the city, and after appearances on national TV, many in the city were asking for her to resign, while others cheered her on.

Doug Polk, a former professional poker player, has done more than simply post on his social media for the mayor to resign, he has filed a notice of intent with the Las Vegas city clerk to try and recall the mayor.

"We are recalling the mayor because over the last few weeks, she has failed to represent her constituency responsibly. Not only in her clear disregard for public health but also with her support for the casino owners over the people of Las Vegas," Polk told 13 Action News. "Additionally, she is barely able to speak coherent sentences while discussing the subject matter. She is unfit to serve as the mayor of Las Vegas.

The Committee to Recall Carolyn Goodman, formed by Polk, has been notified by the city clerk on the next steps it must take for a recall to be successful.

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Those steps involve garnering 6,745 signatures representing 25 percent of the total who voted for Goodman in the 2019 election.

Every signature must be a current Las Vegas resident and registered voter who also voted in the 2019 Municipal Primary Election.

13 Action News obtained a copy of the letter from LuAnn D. Holmes, Las Vegas city clerk.

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"I don't want to recall the mayor just because she wants to reopen Las Vegas. She also cares more about the "sensitive" casino owners' interests than the people of Las Vegas," Polk said, on his Twitter account.

Polk himself does not live in Las Vegas, however the person who circulates the petition for a recall does not have to be a resident. He resides in Henderson.

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She also cares more about the "sensitive" casino owners interests than the people of Las Vegas. Additionally, she was unable to maintain a conversation with functional sentences. https://t.co/6e6N39wyUg

— Doug Polk (@DougPolkVids) May 7, 2020