WAYNE (AP) - A northeast Nebraska county commissioner has won a court order blocking his recall election because of flaws in the petition.
A Wayne County judge ordered election officials to abandon the Nov. 20 recall for Kelvin Wurdeman. The judge agreed with Wurdeman that petition paperwork used to gather signatures was flawed because it failed to state whether paid circulators were used. The recall petition accused Wurdeman of removing dirt from a landowner’s field without permission and using it to address a nearby road problem. Wurdeman says he paid the landowner $300 for the dirt to resolve the issue.