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Governor Snyderís Martial Law Prompts Michigan Recall Law Questions
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Governor Snyderís Martial Law Prompts Michigan Recall Law Questions
March 10, 2011
By Sarah Jones


So, letís say you elected a new governor based on his moderate campaign ads and the fact that he was ďpro business,Ē only you thought he meant heíd grow business and therefore jobs but what he really meant was that he was going to take Mussoliniís quote to heart about fascism being the merger of corporations with government. Oopsie.

Two months into his term, you know youíve been had. What to do, what to do. Well, each state has its own recall procedure. For the sake of this article, weíll just use Governor Rick Marital Law Snyder of Michigan as an example of your options, just on the off chance that you arenít looking forward to Snyder selling your town to the Koch brothers and removing your elected officials at will. I mean, supposing you cared about democracy or something.

The good news is that your Michigan governor can be recalled, with a scant 25% of total votes cast for his position at the last election. So, in 2010, only 3,162,154 voted in the gubernatorial race and I say only because this is how super bad things like Martial Law come to you Ė see, in 2008, 5,017,066 voted in the Presidential 2008 campaign, which means that a lot of people stayed home. And by people, I mean Democrats. I think that goes without saying, at this point. So all you corporate logos can stop reading now.

This means that turn out was down by 2,000,000. Ouch. Ok, enough of the how we got here horror. Synder won by 587,514 votes. Oh, sorry, I thought we were done with the why did I stay home that day portion of our show. Lest you think I am blaming you, Iím not. I blame the endless and irrational complaining of liberals from 2009-2010 and the failure of Democrats to own their platform. In other words, morale was low and when morale sucks, people get complacent. And gosh, the fascists love it when the people get complacent.

Believe me, every time a liberal snarked it up about the President not doing enough for green coffee turds on Mars, the fascists rubbed their hands in glee. Liberals never understand how to use messaging, but itís kind of cute, because this failure stems from their love of freedom and belief in free dialogue. I love that they are still unaware that we are living in perilous times, where we have already been corporatized and the corporate branding of your party captures the nationsí heart rather than those mucky ideas liberals are so hot about. Mustnít think, yíall, itís bad for business! But still, we can overcome these inherent flaws with our own will, and we must, lest we end up with a Koch brothers stamp on our rears.

Anyhoo, you will need 25% of the persons who voted in the last election, which comes out to around 790,538 registered votersí signatures for recall and you have 90 days to get them. No specific grounds are required, but Iím thinkiní you have plenty of grounds like, oh say, your rights, if you so choose to stake out the most egregious loss. Or you can go with general teabaggery. Itís up to you.

Your rights are detailed here, in Const. Art. 2, ß8; Mich. Election Law ß168.951 Ė 168.975.

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