PORT ALLEN (WBRZ) - The recall election of Mayor Deedy Slaughter is bringing out early voters in record numbers.
There are 4055 registered voters in Port Allen. In two days, 853 of them have cast their ballots early; more than 200 did it Monday. The 21% turnout just for early voting is more than some elections.
The vote on a decision about Slaughter's recall comes months after the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit uncovered questionable spending by Mayor Slaughter. She took a trip to Washington D.C. with taxpayers' money. She said it was for city business, but there is no proof of city business being done.
"She's done nothing wrong, and that's why I'm sticking with her and I'm against the recall," Slaughter supporter Yvonne Bessie said.
"She's just making up the rules as she goes along and I don't think that's fair to the citizens of Port Allen," Tory Shows said.
Port Allen residents have until November 9th to cast an early vote. The recall election is set for November 16th.