Sunday, September 14, 2014

Michigan: Three more petitions filed against Berrien County Clerk over Benton Harbor ruling

Berrien County Clerk Sharon Tyler is now facing three more petitions over her decision to reject the Benton Harbor Mayor recall signatures, a decision that was upheld by an appellate court (after effectively being overturned by a district court). One of the petitioners, Edward Pinkney, has already filed three recall petitions before, but all were rejected on clarity/factualness grounds.

 Pinkney is facing criminal charges for his actions in the mayor recall. He is accused of changing the dates on the signatures (election forgery) and allowing people to sign more than once (a misdemeanor). Pinkney has already been convicted of other election law violation in 2005.

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