State board rejects recall petitions for Snyder, senators

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Lansing, Mich.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — People attempting longshot efforts to recall Gov. Rick Snyder and two lawmakers from office will have to try again with state election officials.

The Board of State Canvassers on Tuesday rejected recall petitions for the Republican governor, Republican Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof and Republican Sen. Wayne Schmidt of Traverse City, ruling the petitions did not factually and clearly state reasons to recall the elected officials.

Detroit resident Angelo Brown is trying to remove Snyder over his administration’s handling of Flint’s drinking water crisis.

Some residents in Meekhof and Schmidt’s districts are angry over their votes in November for fuel tax and vehicle registration fee increases designed to improve roads. It appears likely they will return to Lansing with revised petition language.

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