A pro-arena group now says there are fatal flaws with the petitions aimed at forcing a vote on the downtown project.
The 4000, a political group aligned with Mayor Johnson, said there are at least five separate versions of the signature forms that were used by the STOP campaign, each with slightly different wording, and that may be a violation of state law.
"We were aware of the different forms and had already segregated them," said County Registrar of Voters Jill LaVine.
LaVine continued to say she's waiting to hear from the city about whether any of them are believed to be invalid. Theoretically, she could be told not to count them,
"We'll see how that plays out," she added.
Those with STOP say the slight differences shouldn't matter and there's legal precedent to prove it.