Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Michigan: Union major backer of indicted Michigan State Representative recall

The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights, the union that was allegedly extorted by Michigan State Representative Larry C. Inman (R,) has been a major backer of the recall against him, with the suggestion that they have contributed as much as $60,000 to the effort.

The recall is now facing lawsuits. The Election Commission tossed out the signatures, because of an error in the petition. 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."

Petitioners handed in 13,991 signatures for the recall 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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