Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Michigan: Petitioners appealing ruling tossing out signatures against State Representative because missing word on petitions

Petitioners are appealing the Elections Director ruling tossing out the 13,991 signatures for the recall effort against Michigan State Representative Larry C. Inman (R). The petition language was originally approved, but the petitions that were printed out left out the word "right" in the sentence: attempted extortion under color of official right."

They needed 12201 valids to get on the ballot.

Inman was indicted by a federal grand jury over attempted extortion, bribery and lying to the FBI continues, with the House voting 98-8 to call for his resignation. Inman is accused of trying to get a bribe from a union group for a vote to repeal the state's prevailing wage law. He has been prevented from going to his old office, though he is able to go onto the House floor. Inman blamed an opiod addiction.

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