Tom Harrison sues to cancel Plano recall election spurred by his anti-Islam Facebook posts

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(Daniel Houston/Community Impact Newspaper)

A Plano City Council member is suing the city in an effort to derail the November recall election that could remove him from office for links disparaging Islam that were discovered on his personal Facebook page in February.

The council member, Tom Harrison, on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in the state’s Fifth Court of Appeals alleging the city of Plano recognized a recall petition that failed to meet the number of signatures required by the city charter. Harrison has also requested the court prevent the secretary of state from placing Harrison’s name on the ballot as the parties await the result of the lawsuit.

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