Michigan Citizens United looks to unseat Gov. Snyder
A new Political Action Committee, Michigan Citizens United, has officially begun the process of recalling Gov. Rick Snyder by filing a petition in Washtenaw County where Snyder lives.
On its website the group says it must collect about 807,000 valid signatures in order to get a recall of Snyder on the November ballot.
The petition wording says Snyder: “has approved and signed various laws that take authority and funds from local governments and school districts and vest them with the state. He has obtained for himself, through his appointed Emergency Financial Managers, the power to invalidate legal and binding contracts entered into by properly elected local authorities. He has sought tax increases upon retirees and lower income families, but instead of addressing the deficit, he has sought large new tax cuts for corporations and businesses.”
A hearing on April 29 before the Washtenaw County Elections Commission will determine whether the petition wording is clear. At that point, the group can begin seeking signatures on recall petitions, Yankee said. The petition cannot actually be submitted to the state until six months after the governor took office, which is July 1.
Collecting enough signatures to recall the governor is a big job, and attempts to recall former governors Granholm, Engler and Blanchard were all unsuccessful.
Many are watching this latest recall effort to see how much social networking sites like Facebook will assist the campaign.