Eric Dresden has been doing a great job covering these three recalls -- worth checking out his coverage of this latest development. Eric notes:
Michigan Election Law 167.965 states when there is a recall of an officer with election duties, an impartial public officer must be put into the position.I could see this being used as a tactic to remove an official from running an election, but that is probably a risk worth taking.
In a letter Melki sent to Dowler dated Aug. 12, Melki said it was his opinion that Dowler should step away from the election process and that the election commission should step away as well.
Just for more fun with the recall, the city is investigating one of the petitioners against Melki for campaign finance violations -- due to her work as a poll worker.