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Activist successful in Snyder recall petition language approval

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Gov. Rick Snyder (Source: Michigan.gov) Gov. Rick Snyder (Source: Michigan.gov)
FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

The third time is the charm for Quincy Murphy.

"Well, finally. They rejected it twice. So it's a blessing that we're able to move forward on the language," Murphy said.

The community activist from Flint is trying to get Gov. Rick Snyder recalled.

"He has created a disaster for the city of Flint and the state of Michigan and he does not deserve three more years," Murphy said.

Murphy insists Snyder is responsible for Flint's water crisis. He's not alone. At Sunday's Democratic presidential debate, both candidates called for Snyder to step down.

"I believe the governor of this state should understand that his dereliction of duty was irresponsible. He should resign," said U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, "I agree. The governor should resign or be recalled. And we should support the efforts of citizens attempting to achieve that."

On Monday, Snyder showed no signs of resigning.

His office released a statement:

"The best thing for the people of Flint is to have a person willing to stand up and be accountable, take charge of the situation, and fix the current crisis as well as addressing future needs for the city. That person is and will continue to be Gov. Rick Snyder."

Murphy said he plans to start gathering signatures on March 27. Once he starts the process, he’ll have 60 days to get 790,000 signatures.

"We are over-confident. We looked at the past recall efforts and why they failed so we're learning from past experience," Murphy said.

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