Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Paul Scott Recalled. So what's next?

Well, this is bad news. The MEA spent $130K and got their scalp. It looks like the remaining precincts to be reported were Mundy Twp and next to Flint.

While the Genesee County site hasn't updated further, other places have. Two sources are saying it's over, so I'll go with it.

From the Free Press
State Rep. Paul Scott, R-Grand Blanc, became the first state legislator to be recalled in a generation after he conceded defeat in a recall election today.

The recall was backed by the Michigan Education Association.

Michigan Radio

Update 11:35 p.m.

Rick Pluta just called in to say that Michigan State Representative Paul Scott (R-Grand Blanc) has been recalled. Scott conceded defeat saying his campaign did their best, they came up short, and that he will not rule out running again in the future.

Scott is the first sitting state lawmaker to be recalled since 1983.

11:31 p.m.

This tweet just came from the Michigan Information and Research Service:

Recall Paul Scott team aware of numbers showing recall was successful by margin of 232 votes; not willing to declare victory yet.

10:55 p.m.

Still too close to call. With 83% of the precincts counted, the vote is 51% against the recall.

Rick Pluta just called in to say sources are telling him that lawyers are heading to Mundy Township to check into the count there.

Pluta reports that recall supporters have to do well in this traditionally Democratic township for the recall to succeed.

So what's next? The Secretary of State explains it in layman's terms.

1. The GOP and Dems will nominate a candidate for the vacant HD-51 position. There is NO primary. The nominee will be chosen by the Genesee County Political Parties.

2. There will be a new special election in February. This will be run the same way as a normal general election.

It's time for paybacks. Hold this district, and go after the dems, especially the MEA dems in other seats. They want to start a fight. Give them what they want.

One last thing. Close to home, the Trombley mailing was illegal and the local MEA affiliates was turned in for it. Again.

2 comments:

Communications guru said...

Like a friend of mine said in MIRS, “There is a price to pay for turning your back on the middle class." I cannot wait until next November. Maybe your party should stop meddling in nonpartisan elections.

Flatus Maximus said...

what a blogging cliche! You really like to ready yourself passing innocuous platitudes...