Tag: election recalls

Washtenaw County Clerk refuses to obey “unconstitutional” GOP law regarding factuality of recall petitions

Washtenaw County Clerk refuses to obey “unconstitutional” GOP law regarding factuality of recall petitions

“This new scheme flies in the face of the Constitution.” Washtenaw County Clerk Larry Kestenbaum is rather legendary in the Ann Arbor area for his incredible grasp and deep understanding of Michigan election law. He is passionate about it, in fact. Which has led him to being put in a rather interesting situation this week. Six out of the seven […]

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Michigan Senate Majority Leader Richardville faces recall attempt – from a Republican

Michigan Senate Majority Leader Richardville faces recall attempt – from a Republican

We’re just not that into you. And neither are they.

In a true testament to exactly how politically polarized things have gotten in Michigan, former Monroe County Republican Party chair Jeff Andring has filed paperwork to recall Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville.

Andring says it’s because Richardville isn’t conservative enough.

[More after the jump.]

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Recall effort for Senator Phil Pavlov underway

Recall effort for Senator Phil Pavlov underway

The effort to recall Senate Education Chair Phil Pavlov got underway on January 7th. The group working toward his recall now has a webpage, RecallPavlov.org, and is actively seeking petitioners, petition signatures and financial support. Senator Pavlov voted to support the odious “anti”-bullying bill that was not anti-bullying. He has supported legislation that reduces tax credits used by many Michiganders […]

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Michigan Republicans end their recall efforts against Democrats

Turns out the Republicans’ retaliatory efforts to recall Democrats in Michigan was just an effort to collect contact information. Yesterday, Michigan Republican Party ended its recall drives against Democrats. Michigan Republicans have halted their efforts to recall state Democratic lawmakers, a spokesman said today. Stu Sandler, a consultant to the Michigan GOP who was organizing more than a dozen recall […]

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Paul Scott is officially FIRED by the citizens of Michigan

And so it is done. An election board Friday certified results from a recall election that removes a Republican state lawmaker from office. Rep. Paul Scott of Grand Blanc was removed from the Legislature by 233 votes out of more than 24,000 ballots cast in a Nov. 8 election. The Board of State Canvassers certified the results in a meeting […]

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The little GOP recall that could – recalling anti-teacher, anti-union Rep. Paul Scott

The little GOP recall that could – recalling anti-teacher, anti-union Rep. Paul Scott

In what can only be called a nail-biter last night (see my liveblog HERE to see what I mean), the effort to recall anti-teacher, anti-union Republican Rep. Paul Scott from Grand Blanc was successful last night. After all of the votes were counted, Scott was recalled by a margin of only 197 votes – 50.4% to 49.6%. This is, however, […]

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LIVEBLOG: Recall of Michigan Rep. Paul Scott – UPDATED: Recall succeeds!!!

At 10:12 p.m., with 65.7% of precincts counted, the recall of anti-teacher, anti-union Michigan State Representative Paul Scott stands thusly: 49.49% FOR recall50.51% against recall ====== 10:18 p.m., with 74.29% of precincts counted, the recall of anti-teacher, anti-union Michigan State Representative Paul Scott stands thusly: 49.39% FOR recall50.61% against recall Difference is 237 votes. Think your vote doesn’t count? ====== […]

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Following the money: who wants Paul Scott’s recall to fail – Michelle Rhee, the DeVos family, and beyond

You can tell a great deal about a given situation, as they say, by following the money. As anti-union, anti-teacher Republican state Rep. Paul Scott faces the voters of his district in a recall election tomorrow, it’s useful to see who has been pouring money into his coffers for the past couple of months. All of this information is available […]

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Latest poll shows Paul Scott recall VERY close, gives Scott the edge

Latest poll shows Paul Scott recall VERY close, gives Scott the edge

The lastest poll conducted by MIRS and Practical Political Consulting shows GOP Rep. Paul Scott winning his recall vote by a very narrow margin. New polling shows Rep. Paul Scott, R-Grand Blanc, beating Tuesday’s recall election with half of the vote. The poll, commissioned by Michigan Information and Research Service and conducted by Practical Political Consulting, shows Scott getting 50 […]

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The Paul Scott recall effort NEEDS YOUR HELP!!!

The Paul Scott recall effort NEEDS YOUR HELP!!!

Okay, folks, it’s crunch time. The election that may well lead to the expulsion of anti-teacher, anti-union Republican Paul Scott is next week. (Details of his epic struggle to avoid this recall are HERE.) His side of the effort is spending lotsa money on yard signs, robocalls, and deceptive radio ads. Hell, he has the governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder, […]

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MLive poll: over 82% say “Recall Paul Scott!”

I’m traveling for work this week so it’s been light blogging. I thought you might enjoy this link, however: Poll: Should Rep. Paul Scott be recalled? Answer: with over 800 votes cast, an overwhelming number say “YES!”. 78+% in fact. [NOTE: this is even higher than the 61% in support of the recall that came out of a MIRS poll […]

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