In Season 2 of Sweet Magnolias, a recall petition was made against Mayor Trent Lewis as he was accused of using the town's funds and property for his personal profit. After most people signed against him, the Mayor resigned to avoid the consequences and leaves the town.
Season 3 of Sweet Magnolias has finally arrived on Netflix, with the long-awaited follow-up season releasing on Thursday, July 20. After more than a year of waiting for the new season of Sweet Magnolias, fans are finally reunited with Maddie Townsend, Dana Sue Sullivan, Helen Decatur, and all of their professional, family, and romantic turmoil in Serenity.
Mayor Trent Lewis resign from his post after the recall petition was brought against him by the sweet magnolias. While the petition was brought in Season 2, the Mayor resigned in Season 3. On the other hand, many people have been confused about what the recall vote is and why exactly the mayor resigned. Well, we've got you covered.
Sweet Magnolias: Find Out What a Recall Petition Is!
After the Sweet Magnolias filed a petition against Mayor Trent Lewis, the recall process against Serenity's incumbent mayor began in season 2. Maddie, Dana Sue, and Helen, along with many other Serenity residents, had grown dissatisfied with the status of their town and the mayor's lack of progress.
A recall petition was brought against Mayor Lewis for personally using the funds of the town.
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A recall petition is a process in which a decision is taken in favor of the majority. In the case of the Mayor in the Netflix series, most of the people sign against him and want him out. Hence, he had to step down as the Mayor of the city.
After the petition is filed against Mayor Lewis, his wife vows vengeance and uses Cal's previous arrest for assault and battery to have him fired as Serenity High's baseball coach.
Why Exactly Did the Mayor Resign?
In episode 3, Mayor Lewis resigned in order to prevent the charges against him from being made public, which may jeopardize his future job chances or potentially result in his imprisonment. Rumors that Mayor Lewis had been embezzling public funds were prevalent and were one of the reasons the recall petition was filed in the first place, but they had never been fully examined.
Trent thought that quitting as mayor of Serenity and rushing to Castlewood would enable the situation to calm down. Peggy, on the other hand, has alternative plans as she contacts an old friend and famed investigative journalist, Charlies Perkins, to continue her investigation into Mayor Lewis's shady business.
Who Will Be the Next Mayor of Serenity?
This question has been circulating since the ladies launched the recall campaign in Season 2. Many names have been proposed, but it appears that we now have a viable candidate for Mayor of Serenity: Peggy.
Peggy appears to be most capable next mayor of Serenity.
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Helen is impressed by Peggy's devotion to Serenity after helping her with her inquiry into the Lewises utilizing Helen's good notes about town business. Helen believes Peggy is the best person to take over since she grew up in the town and understands its flaws better than anybody else. Helen even offers to run her own campaign.
Though Peggy does not provide an official response, it appears like she will be on the ballot when the election comes around. But who will stand in her way? So many uncertainties, but it appears that Peggy will receive a lot more attention in a speculative fourth season — and her link to Isaac will most likely be revealed as well.
Furthermore, we should perhaps discover more about the previous mayor's destiny, as he has so far escaped without consequences after leaving town with his family early in season 3.