|U.S. Congressional Candidate|
Lance Enderle, (D- District 8)
As a correction to the misconceptions of the petition drive, spearheded by Michigan Forward, this effort was not to repeal the current Emergency Manager Law but an effort to allow the people to have a say in such a law that can remove elected officials from office, which many have considered, including U.S. Representative John Conyers, Jr. to be unconstitutional.
|Brandon Jessup of Michigan Forward|
at press conference
As the first load out of boxes made its way through the Bureau of Elections, everyone stood up from their desks to watch the peaceful and solemn procession of the democratic process.
|Pontiac City Councilman Kermit Williams|
waiting to deliver first load of
|Delivery of the second load of petitions|
|Last load of petitions|
|Detroit petition volunteer laughs with|
Petition case manager Melissa
There is a 60 day review with 15 day extension. The process of certification will consist of random sampling. The statisticalprogram used was designed by University of Michigan and Michigan State where it will select, by line and sheet, random signatures for verification and authenticity. Sample number to be reviewed is between 1500 to 3000.
|Michigan Director of Elections|
Chirs Thomas answering questions
|Brandon Jessup discussing final process|
of petition delivery
|Certificate of delivery for petitions.|
Once the petition is certified it will be taken to the Board of Canvassers which will then deliver to the Board of Petitions.
|Michigan House of Representatives|
recognizing petition coordinators
|Brendon Jessup of Michigan Forward|
Certain elected officials shared that the state, in hindsight, is reluctant to have an emergency manager for Detroit as it would affect the overall bond rating for the state. Along with the fact that many Republican majority states are frowning about government intervention and the pending opinion of the U.S. Attorney General on the constitutionality of removing elected officials from office, there will not be any action too soon.
Response from Michigan Secretary of State to Michigan Congressional Members on Emergency Manager Petition S...
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