State board approves petition to recall Snyder

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DETROIT, MI - MARCH 1: Michigan Governor Rick Snyder talks with the news media after announcing that he will appoint an Emergency Financial Manager for the city of Detroit during a town hall meeting at Wayne State University March 1, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit has more than $14 billion in debts and liabilities. The City has 10 days to appeal Gov. Snyder's decision. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan State Board of Canvassers has approved another petition seeking to recall Gov. Rick Snyder, citing Snyder’s declaration of a state of emergency in Flint after lead leached from the pipes into the city’s water supply.

The board approved the petition Monday from the Rev. David Bullock of Detroit. He filed the petition on Feb. 8 after the board rejected eight petitions to recall the Republican governor.

The board also approved one recall petition unrelated to the lead contamination crisis in Flint earlier this month and was split on another 2-2, which failed because it lacked majority approval.

Bullock would need to collect at least 789,133 signatures. If approved, the recall effort would become a ballot question that would then need majority support from voters.

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4 comments

  • Brenda

    Will the news media throughout the state of Michigan, announce to the public when and where people can sign the petition to recall Rick Snyder ?

  • 8mile

    I hope gov snyter does NOT. Lose his position. He had done A lot for detroit and is good honest man. I am a democrat this is the only time i am sticking up for a repulican. He IS A GOOD MAN TRING HIS HARDEST IN DETROIT. WHICH IS A MISERABLE PLACE TO WORK OF LIVE. YOU NEED TOO WORRY IF TRUMP GETS TO BE IN OFFICE. Trump IS A LYER. Bad man. He does NOT CARE ABOUT AMERICA. A blind man can see that!!