This really shouldn’t have come as a surprise to anyone.
Even Little Stevie Wonder could’ve see this one coming!
Despite all of the information to the contrary (along with the BEST efforts of the Michigan Sec. of State to screw things up as much as humanly possible…THANK YOU Jocelyn Benson), what simply should’ve been a formality, meaning counting ballots and giving us a clear indication of who won last night, was turned into a huge dumpster fire that is still ablaze as you are reading this post the morning after the election.
Multiple tabulators going down in Northern Macomb County, local/statewide media who are still “awaiting a definitive count” before reporting what we all know to be true and this isn’t even going too much into the legal clown show that will ensue once those numbers ARE released to the public.
I’m going to go into this more detail on this later (I’m still very tired for obvious reasons).
Best guess, the merry screw ups at the Detroit Regional Chamber have created a new ballot question PAC to replace their recently terminated – and heavily cited – ‘Detroit Regional Chamber PAC II‘ ballot question PAC. DRC PAC II earned eighteen citations from the SoS since 2013 for filing screw ups. DRC PAC II filed a dissolution notice on 02 April and paid the $ 875.00 dissolution fee on 07 April. ‘Powering the Economy’ has the same address as the Detroit Regional Chamber, One Woodward Avenue in Detroit – which used to be known as the MichCon or ANR Building before Dan Gilbert bought it. And DRC has trademarked ‘Powering the Economy’ as one of their signature catch phrases.
Somebody is ignoring Michigan’s campaign finance laws. Not just ignoring them, trampling them. But this has been a routine practice during the Proposal 1 proponents’ campaign. Our Attorney General is supposed to enforce these laws, but he hasn’t been exactly active on this front despite Schuette ostensibly opposing Proposal 1. So all we can do at this late date is tell you about another scam behind Proposal 1 and let you spike this dragon at the ballot box. Sweet revenge is $ 9 million of your opponents’ money down the drain. Vote May 5th.