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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:44 PM

Anyone aware of any definite recall efforts in Michigan?

Are any further marches or protests planned?

Thanks for any info.

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Reply Anyone aware of any definite recall efforts in Michigan? (Original post)
Atticus Dec 2012 OP
donco Dec 2012 #1
Protalker Dec 2012 #2
0rganism Dec 2012 #3
bluestate10 Dec 2012 #4

Response to Atticus (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:54 PM

1. Most of the repuke

are lameduck.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:02 PM

2. Hope it goes better than Walker

I work in a public agency counceling heroin addicts. I have not had raise in three years. I sent money for Wisconsin recall. As you know it went down. 37% of union families voted Repub.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:06 PM

3. iirc, they already passed some kind of anti-recall legislation

The lesson here is clear: Democratic voters stay home during off-year elections at their own risk.

more info:
The Michigan House passed a package of election reform bills dealing with recall of elected officials (House Bills 6058-6053). The changes include:

- 6058 - bar the circulation of a recall petition until the county election commission had determined it had sufficient clarity
- 6059 - changing from deciding whether or not to recall a person to requiring a recall election to pit an incumbent against another candidate
- 6059 specify that after one recall election, no further petitions could be filed against the same incumbent during the same term of office.
- 6060 require a county election commission to determine whether the reasons for the recall are stated both "factually and clearly." Currently, the petition is reviewed for "sufficient clarity" only.
- 6061 - limiting the recall election dates to the May and November election dates (removing February and August)
- 6063 prohibit recall submissions if an elected official is in the first six months or last six months in that term
http://www.mml.org/advocacy/inside208/post/Recall-Reform-Legislation-Moving.aspx

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:15 PM

4. Forget recall now. The constant recalls in Wisconsin led to voter fatigue.

Michigan has a more democratic legislature coming in January. What should be done now is to let that legislature provide a check on republicans while Progressives, Moderates and Unions organize for 2014. Our focus should be on defeating the republican Governor and turning the legislature in Michigan blue in 2014. The current actions will hit republicans hard if we are patient. Michigan democrats need to start a drumbeat now that economic progress that takes place in Michigan is not due to republicans, that meme need to be backed by hard facts and examples and must to be constantly driven into the heads of voters.

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