More than 1,200 signatures challenged in recall against Flint mayor | MLive.com:
"FLINT, MI - Over 1,200 of the signatures to recall Flint (DEMOCRAT) Mayor Karen Weaver were forged or otherwise manipulated, making recall efforts invalid, alleges a forensic document analyst hired by the embattled mayor.
According to a letter signed by Weaver challenging the validity of the signatures aiming to recall her and submitted to the Genesee County Clerk's Office on Monday, July 31, "more than 1,200 petition signatures should be invalidated because of signatures, addresses, and dates of several submitted petitions obviously lack validity and genuineness."
The 5,951 petition signatures - verified by both the Flint City Clerk's Office and the Genesee County Clerk's Office - were scrutinized by Robert D. Kullman, a forensic document analyst at the East Lansing-based Speckin Forensic Laboratories, Weaver's letter said.
"My examinations revealed changed/altered dates within the circulator signature block, dates on the signature lines that were after the date in the circulator signature block, information in the signature lines (addresses, zip codes, dates) that were not written by the signer," Kullman's analysis said..."