Snyder Recall Petition Approved
Over 100 citizens filed into today's meeting of the Board of State Canvassers in Lansing, upset about the Flint water crisis. And, according to mlive.com, those upset Michiganders got the results they were looking for. But, it wasn't because of their concerns.
The Board of State Canvassers, today, approved a petition to recall Governor Rick Snyder. The board, according to the mlive.com write-up, had rejected numerous petitions since last November. Today alone, the board rejected 9 petitions, mostly stemming from the state's handling of the Flint water crisis. But, the one petition approved seeks to recall Snyder for his creation of the State School Reform/Redesign Office. The petition is now valid for 180 days. Within that timespan, more than 789,000 signatures need to be obtained within a 60 day period for the issue to move forward to a statewide vote.
So, why were the other petitions relating to Flint's water rejected? Technicalities were enough for lawyers to get them tossed. Many of the technicalities were due to misspellings. One petition sought to recall Snyder because of his appointment of Darnell Earley as head of Detroit Public Schools. The petition misspelled Earley's name. Two other petitions, directly linked to Snyder's declaration of a state of emergency in Flint and Genesee County, were tossed because "Genesee" was misspelled.