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The Ultimate Betrayal of American Democracy

by: Richard

Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 14:23:12 PM EST

Please, join our campaign to protect our democratic institutions, namely the right of the people to choose their representatives in a free and fair election.

Link to our secure online petition is here: Care2 Petitionsite

Denying citizens the right to elected representation is the ultimate betrayal of American democracy.

From September 13, 2011, when a vacancy occurred on the Board of Commissioners in Missaukee County, Michigan, until January 1, 2013, the voters of Missaukee County Commission District 3 have been denied their legal right to elected representation.

Michigan election law dating back more than 40 years requires that a special election should have been called to fill the vacancy.  The special election could have been called concurrent with the February 28, 2012 Presidential Primary Election, at no additional cost to Missaukee County taxpayers.  Despite all this, no special election was ever held.

Missaukee County's Chief Elections Officer, Republican County Clerk Carolyn Flore, has a history of violating election law including the illegal certification of the Primary Election in August of 2010.

A formal request was made to Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson's office for an inquiry into the failure to schedule the special election.  Despite repeated assurances from Johnson's staff that this very serious violation of election law was being looked into, her office now claims no knowledge of any such investigation and stated in a letter that "the Department does not possess public records" of the inquiry into this matter.

We now publicly request that Michigan's Republican Secretary of State, Ruth Johnson, conduct a complete, timely, and transparent investigation into this entire matter, making the results available to the public and the media.  Further, we request that Michigan's Republican Attorney General, Bill Schuette, ensure that appropriate and necessary legal action will be taken against those responsible for denying citizens their fundamental right to elected representation.

Link to our secure online petition is here: Care2 Petitionsite

Franklin Roosevelt once said, "Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves, and the only way they could do this is by not voting."  In Missaukee County, the taxpayers of the 3rd County Commission District were not even given the choice.

Please, sign the secure online petition here and share it with as many people as possible - Via email, social media, anyway you can think of: Care2 Petitionsite

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So why isn't Ruthless Johnson doing to Missaukee County what she did to Troy?
Let me guess, was the vacant seat held by a Democrat?

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