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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 10:14 PM
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Governor Snyders Martial Law Prompts Michigan Recall Law Questions
March 10, 2011
By Sarah Jones

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

Two months into his term, you know youve been had. What to do, what to do. Well, each state has its own recall procedure. For the sake of this article, well just use Governor Rick Marital Law Snyder of Michigan as an example of your options, just on the off chance that you arent 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 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, Im 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 its 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 nations heart rather than those mucky ideas liberals are so hot about. Mustnt think, yall, its 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 voters signatures for recall and you have 90 days to get them. No specific grounds are required, but Im thinkin 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. Its up to you.

Your rights are detailed here, in Const. Art. 2, 8; Mich. Election Law 168.951 168.975.


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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 10:31 PM
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1. K&R
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blue_onyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 10:51 PM
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2. If Snyder goes through with much of this legislation...
I wouldn't be surprised if he is recalled. I can't believe some people are surprised that this is who he is though. He campaigned on the fact that he was a corporate guy. I was always confused to see many, including some on DU, saying "at least he's a moderate." I would have preferred Hoekstra over Snyder. Snyder is in office to serve his corporate buddies and that's been obvious since he started his campaign.

I hope he is recalled at some point. If he is, I hope Gretchen Whitmer runs.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:27 PM
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3. Here's a working link for the OP
I think the one in the OP might be broken

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Lifelong Protester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 08:40 AM
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4. Recall, the SOB, Michigan. We stand with you!
Signed, a Badger
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creon Donating Member (723 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 04:25 PM
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5. Recall
Recall him.
It needs to be done.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 08:30 PM
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6. So this can start any time?
Edited on Mon Mar-14-11 08:31 PM by SharonRB
We don't have to wait as long as they have to wait in Wisconsin?

Let's get those petitions started!
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 01:38 PM
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7. it looks like we can't start until july 1st, and to be on the ballot
in November the petitions need to be in no later than August 5th at 4:00pm

But we do actually have 90 days to collect the signatures, so if we don't meet the deadline for the November election it isn't the end of the fight.

I am getting this from here:

Please feel free to double check me, and them. They say they need about 900,000 signatures but by my math it is 790,539. Maybe they are accounting for some of the signatures not being valid.

Either way we have until July 1st to get our act together.
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