"You're using a parliamentary trick to silence public opinion," one resident told Lincoln City Council members at Monday's meeting.
The 30-day petition drive to recall Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird fell thousands short of the number needed, organizers said.
Lancaster County GOP leadership voted 15-6 last week to lend material and financial support to LNK Recall, the Journal Star has confirmed.
Decline to Sign, which opposes the recall efforts, has cited the potential expense of holding a special election among its reasons residents should reject the petition drive.
During her news briefings, Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird has talked about her own family as she stressed the sacrifices necessary to control the virus.
A misperception has emerged online that the businesses listed oppose the county mask mandate, list administrator Janell Folkerts said, and some business owners have reached out to her because of that.