Carl Levin Recall Effort Makes Final Push


Michigan residents seeking to recall United States Senator Carl Levin are scrambling to collect the 468,709 valid signatures needed before the December 31st filing Deadline.

Suttons Bay, MI (I-Newswire) December 11, 2012 - Michigan residents seeking to recall United States Senator Carl Levin are scrambling to collect the 468,709 valid signatures needed Before the December 31st filing Deadline.

Petitioners have until 180 days after the language is validated to file the petitions with the Secretary of State. Since that day falls during a holiday break, the petitions must be delivered by December 28th.

Recall co-organizer, Scotty Boman commented, "Petitioners can download and print forms from our website, so we have no idea how many petitions are out there. We are urging everyone we can reach to send them to send them in as soon as possible." The Committee to Recall Carl Levin's address is: 1865 N West Bay Shore Drive. Suttons Bay, MI 49682.

The deadline isn't the only challenge faced by petitioners, says Boman, "Signatures must have been collected during a ninety day time window, so we can only use the best ninety day span of signatures."

The effort to recall Levin was in response to a controversial Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2012 which was drafted by Senators Carl Levin and Senator John McCain. The amendment allows for the military arrest and indefinite detention of persons on United States soil without trial or Habeas Corpus.

The first version of the petition language was rejected on May 1st 2012 based on reasons given by the Wayne County Election Commission at a clarity review hearing on that day. Boman and Raftshol presented new wording which was validated on July 4th by default. The new wording reads,

"He co-authored and introduced an amendment regarding detention provisions (Subtitle D Section 1031) to S.1867 (the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012). He voted in favor of the final version (H.R. 1540) which contained the detention provisions in section 1021."

The default approval was due to a failure of the Wayne County Election Commission to hold a clarity review hearing to evaluate the revised language. The pertinent portion of section 168.952 of Michigan election law reads, "Failure of the board of county election commissioners to comply with this subsection shall constitute a determination that each reason for the recall stated in the petition is of sufficient clarity..."

Spokesperson and co-organizer Warren Raftshol said he would start a new recall effort if the current one falls short.






About Committee To Recall Carl Levin

The Committee To Recall Carl Levin is winding up its first petition drive with a call for submission   More.. of outstanding signatures. The drive started in early July and the 180 day period for gathering signatures expires near the end of December.Less..

Contact Information

Committee To Recall Carl Levin
Scotty Boman
1865 N West Bay Shore Drive
Suttons Bay, MI
49682
Phone : 313-247-2052

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