Welcome to Michigan Radio’s coverage page for the 2012 Election.If you’re looking for more information to help with your decisions, you can read our collection of stories about key races featured below.You can also check out our Guide to the Ballot Proposals.
Lawmaker: Recall process is unconstitutional
A target of one of the many recall efforts active in the state right now says the process citizens use to launch the campaigns is unconstitutional.
State House Speaker Jase Bolger has filed suit to block the recall against him. At issue is the fact that county election commissions are made up of a judge, the county clerk and the county treasurer. Bolger says that violates the separation of powers doctrine in the state constitution.
"The constitution specifically prohibits one branch of government from having authority under another branch when it’s under their purview. So we think it’s an important legal question that ought to be answered."
More than a dozen state officials – including the governor and attorney general – are currently the targets of recall campaigns.