Ballpark petition farther from goal than thought

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The group behind a petition to block taxpayer money for a ballpark in Wilmington is farther from its goal than originally thought.

After double-checking, the Board of Elections now says the petition is 45 signatures short, in part because there were some repeated signatures and the wording on some of the petitions did not match. Friday the Board of Elections said the petition was 14 signatures short of the 2,842 needed, so organizers turned in 73 more signatures. Those have not yet been verified.

If the group gets the necessary verified signatures, city council must adopt the petition as an ordinance or put it up for a public vote.

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Well, it goes on and on. Now it has come to light that there was a "mix up" in the filing of the anti-funding petition with the BOE. In all of Ben McCoy's intellectual garble it is apparent neither he nor Josh Fulton know exactly what they are doing in gathering the required signatures. It has also also been revealed they have some other agenda on how they would like the city's day to day operations to be run with them standing over Council and Staff and determining if what they do is to their liking. That is another topic though. Why don't We the citizen's of Wilmington and New Hanover County just anoint these two King and Queen and they may rule over all of the Kingdom of New Hanover and all of us dumb peasants. It is now clear they want to control and dictate what the people of Wilmington and New Hanover County elected others to oversee and the employees who manage the day to day operations. The Baseball facility is one thing, the wording and desires of the other two petitions are far reaching. If either of these two want to oversee day to day operations and establish policy, either get elected or apply and become in the employ of either the City or County. The "mix up" is beginning to sound a little fishy. Sounds like simply trying to slip one by on the public.

Any updates on the criminal investigation of intentionally submitting falsified and/or unrelated ballots in order to deceive the Board of Elections by Joshua Fulton and Ben McCoy?

Maybe they can get more renters like themselves to sign the petition on how us property owners taxes should be spent or not spent.

I'm disgusted that people that don't even pay the tax in question can be allowed to determine how city planning is developed.

People should KNOW that these guys are RENTERS and only have their personal agenda in mind.

As charged

This group has 3-4 different petitions,and I have seen text, where can the ones be found to view?