TROY (AP) – An Oakland County judge has ordered Troy officials to hold an election in May to choose a replacement for the Detroit suburb’s recalled mayor.
Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson sued the city, saying City Clerk Aileen Bittner failed to meet a deadline for an election.
Johnson’s suit sought to compel Troy to hold the special election in February. Judge Denise Langford-Morris instead ordered Wednesday that the election be held in May because deadlines for an earlier vote already have passed.
Troy residents voted Nov. 6 to remove Janice Daniels as mayor of the city of 80,000. Recall backers accused her of making anti-gay remarks and damaging the city by opposing a federally funded transit center.
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