Petition Language Approved for Recall Against Senate Majority Leader

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A recall effort against state Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville in part over his support for a new Michigan-Ontario bridge can proceed after Monroe County elections officials approved the petition language.
County Clerk Sharon Lemasters says Tuesday's clarity hearing vote was 2-1.
Canvassers rejected the petition in early May saying the language was unclear. Lemasters said then that at least one section was vague.
Another part of the petition referred to Richardville's support for a new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.
Richardville spokesman Matt Marsden says the approved language is "remarkably similar to the last two rejected recalls" and that the senator will review it with his lawyer.
The Republican represents Michigan's 17th District, which includes Monroe County and parts of Washtenaw and Jackson counties.


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  • by Sue on Jun 14, 2012 at 09:24 AM
    I cannot believe all the barriers they put up when people try to develop a recall petition.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 14, 2012 at 07:13 AM
    What are these the same people that didn't like the recall this past fall/winter in the house? But it's ok for them to recall someone that hasn't actually done anything yet. It's all based on how he feels about a subject?
  • by Wow on Jun 14, 2012 at 03:47 AM
    Oh, so they got the font correct on this one?
  • by Anonymous on Jun 14, 2012 at 03:44 AM
    three attempts for a recall. What a wasted effort! If they would have been campaigning their platform and showing why the tea party is great, they would have gotten more votes and had bigger influence. When they started the second petition drive, they went from folk heroes to folk nag. Now they are beocming a nusciance.
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