Schuette recall effort stalls, at least for now - WNEM TV 5

Schuette recall effort stalls, at least for now

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) - An effort to start a recall against Attorney General Bill Schuette has failed, at least temporarily.

The three-member Midland County Election Commission voted unanimously Monday to reject recall petition language against Schuette.

The Saginaw News reports that the effort is related to what the recall organizer calls Schuette's "insubordination" toward state voters who approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

Richard Clement belongs to the Michigan chapter of NORML, a marijuana advocacy group. He says he'll submit a new petition with clearer language.

Schuette's office says the recall effort is backed by "fringe element" aimed at making the attorney general "a poster boy in its fight against local police and prosecutors who are working overtime to do their jobs in the wake of this poorly drafted law."

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