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    Thad McQuitter Piles On Taxpayers: Lt. Autism Insurance Mandate Calls For Sept. 5 Special Election

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Tue Jul 10, 2012 at 05:54:51 PM EST
    Tags: Thad McCotter, HR 3936 Union Pension Bailout, Union Shill, Bogus Fiscal Conservative, Pompous Ass, Indistinguishable Center-Left, Fred Upton's Republican Main Street Partnership Member, Book Tours on PAC money, 2012 distraction, Voting integrity, Voting fraud, SB-754, SB-803, HB-5061, Gov. Rick Snyder, Lyndon B. Johnson, Eric Holder, What are they doing here??? You'll be surprised what a lack of ID can accomplish, Nanny Classless, Write-in, Special Election, Old District vs Redrawn District (all tags)

    via The Detroit News

    Lt. Gov. Brian Calley on Tuesday called for a special election to fill the seat of U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, who resigned suddenly on Friday.

    The special primary will be Sept. 5, with a special election to fill the remainder of McCotter's term held in conjunction with the Nov. 6 general election.

    A special election would come with new costs for the Wayne and Oakland County municipalities in the district.

    According to the governor's office, state election officials estimate it'll cost local government $650,000 for a special election.

    Oakland County estimates their costs alone would be in the six figures to print new ballots and for election supplies. Locals would be on the hook for paying for election inspectors, overtime, postage to mail out absentee  ballots and applications and paying for elections publication costs.

    Confounding the problem is the special election would apply to constituents in the current 11th District Congressional seat, though the voter databases and voter registrations have been adjusted to reflect the new redistricting boundaries in place for the upcoming Aug. 7 primary elections.

    Rest here

    Nice, eh?  Mass confusion created for an establishment player's write-in campaign.

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    Stupid. (none / 0) (#1)
    by JGillman on Tue Jul 10, 2012 at 11:02:12 PM EST
    Just plain idiotic to have a special election so close to the real one.  Two lousy months away.

    Send the bill to McCotter's signature gatherers.

    Why go there? (none / 0) (#2)
    by KG One on Wed Jul 11, 2012 at 04:39:28 AM EST
    Calley wants a special election...hopefully, the guv left Calley the state's checkbook during his absence.

    Michigan Constitution Art 9 § 25

    "The state is prohibited from requiring any new or expanded activities by local governments without full state financing, from reducing the proportion of state spending in the form of aid to local governments, or from shifting the tax burden to local government."

    If I were an elected official in any of the cities and townships affected by this cluster, you can be damn sure that I'd personally hand him the bill for his decision (and bring a TV Crew in tow to document his reaction)!!!

    Stupid but legally necessary (none / 0) (#5)
    by InksLWC on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 05:10:06 PM EST
    I think it's stupid to have to have a special election, but the precedent of ACLU of Ohio v. Taft makes it necessary here.

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