On Nov 23, Taipei City Councilor Chung Siao-ping delivered 6,738 replacement signatures to the Taipei City Election Commission. Chung said he was confident that the petition to recall independent Legislator Freddy Lim will proceed to a vote.
Chung Siao-ping, Taipei City Councilor: “We were 2,358 signatures short, so we delivered 6,738 today. We originally had around 8,000, but we deleted some duplicate ones, leaving 6,738. I'm confident that they will pass muster. Wanhua District's population is double that of Zhongzheng District. Everyone was really worried that he wouldn't be recalled, so they all came out in support.”
Freddy Lim, Legislator (Ind.): “Actually, my response after the super high error rate of the second phase was that they're not going to give up even under these circumstances and that we're going to meet their challenge and they're going to continue to deliver replacements. Now, they are delivering replacements as I said. We're still taking the same approach, going all out in this battle.”
Under Taiwan law, a recall petition can proceed to an election after the signatures of 10 percent of the eligible voters are collected, which is 24,474 signatures in Lim's case. Lim said he will put up a fight while the CEC has 40 days to review all the signatures.