The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled Friday that the recall against Democratic Gov Gretchen Whitmer can continue as they agreed with decision of the state’s Board of Canvassers, which approved several recall petitions. Six recall petitions were approved, five against Whitmer and one against Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II.
One additional recaoll petition was withdrawn as it had the wrong date on it. No word on whether that petition will be refiled.
Whitmer has been highly criticized for her actions during the pandemic. many of them were very hypocritical. She asked residents not to visit their vacation home, which she then did herself.
When Whitmer finally lifted the ban on boating her husband used her name in an effort to jump ahead of the line. She warned Michigan residents against traveling to Florida which she then did herself saying she had to take care of her dad.
That does not even include her orders on nursing homes that NY Gov Andrew Cuomo is being hit with. She too had COVID positive patients sent to nursing homes. There is no justification for putting our most vulnerable citizens in harm’s way.
Last week, lawyers for the conservative Mackinac Center Legal Foundation suggested that Whitmer had severely undercounted nursing home deaths. The Whitmer administration is claiming only 5,600 died in nursing homes of COVID-19.
Whitmer’s office claims the recall is a conservative plot:
“We plan to appeal this disappointing decision and we fully intend to beat back these irresponsible partisan attacks against the Governor in the courts, on the streets, or at the ballot. This is part of a massive and coordinated attack by Republicans trying to make the Governor fail and our campaign will strenuously oppose these efforts so the Governor can keep saving lives, reopening our economy, and creating jobs.”
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“The petitions do have a high bar to clear to get recalls approved. According to state law, the recall petitions would need more than one million signatures in 60 days,” the outlet noted Saturday. “In order for the petitions to go on the August ballot, they would have had to meet the deadline in April. It is unclear if they could end up on the November ballot, which is meant for local elections this year. That deadline is July 30.”
Whitmer’s office responded to the decision by labeling the recall petitions a Republican plot.