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Group pushing for wet/dry vote believes they have enough signatures

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RANDOLPH COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

The bench trial against Randolph County Clerk Rhonda Blevins starts Aug. 24.

Judge Phil Smith will preside over the trial in the fight for getting the wet/dry issue on the November ballot.

The group pushing for the vote believes if the signatures are recounted, they'll meet the 38% threshold needed for a local option petition.

Keep Revenue in Randolph County posted on their Facebook page Wednesday that if every valid signature they've submitted is counted, they will have more than 300 signatures beyond the amount needed to get the issue on the ballot.

The lawsuit filed against Blevins requests that if the review of signatures shows they have enough signatures, that the court order Blevins to certify their petition and set an election date for Nov. 8, 2016.

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