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Tue October 25, 2011
Republican recall target wants to move election to February's GOP presidential primary
We may hear as early as today whether a recall election targeting a state Republican lawmaker will be rescheduled from next month to next year.
State Representative Paul Scott asked the Michigan Supreme Court to order a vote on recalling him from office moved from November 8th to next February.
Next month’s recall has been bouncing around the courts this month as Scott has tried to get the entire recall election cancelled. A judge did issue a temporary injunction stopping the vote only to be overruled by the Michigan Supreme Court. In its decision, the high court ruled that judge's order cancelling the November recall created ‘practical problems’, like what to do with absentee ballots that had already been mailed.
Scott’s attorney is now arguing that the Supreme Court’s own ruling is adding to the confusion.
The recall campaign says Scott only wants to reschedule the recall vote to February, so it can be held on the same ballot as the Republican presidential primary.
A spokesman for state House Republicans insists the February date was only proposed since it’s the next regularly scheduled election.