Scotty Boman Launches Campaign to Recall Carl Levin

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Scotty Boman

(313) 247-2052


Warren Raftshol

(231) 271-5650


County Official Refuses to Accept Recall Petition from Scotty Boman


March 29th, 2012


Detroit, MI – At 10:55 AM on Thursday, March 29th, 2012 Delphine Oden (a staff member of the Wayne County Clerk’s Office) refused to accept a petition for clarity review in defiance of Michigan election law.  The petition targeted United States Senator Carl Milton Levin.  Michigan election law provides for the recall of United States Senators, “MCL168.121 United States senator; recall. Sec. 121. Persons holding the office of United States senator are subject to recall by the qualified and registered electors of the state as provided in chapter 36 of this act. (MCL Act 116 of 1954) ”  Republican United States Senate candidate Scotty Boman said, “I am required to submit the petition to the board of county election commissioners for clarity review before circulating it.  I was doing so in compliance with 168.952 of MCL, Act 116 of 1954.  The county clerk’s office is the place to do that according to Chapter 18 of The Election Officials’ Accreditation Study Guide published June of 2011.”


According to Boman, “When I arrived at the office (around 10:45 AM) I informed Ms. Oden that I wished to submit a recall petition for clarity review.  First she produced a printed statement directing me to file recall petitions with the state.  The statement listed offices from which official may be recalled including United States Senator.  I informed her that I was submitting the language for clarity review and not filing the signed petitions.  She then left the counter for about 10 minutes and returned with an article entitled, “Recall of Legislators and the Removal of Members of Congress from Office.”  I explained to her that she was rejecting a petition based on an opinion regarding content and that the Clarity Review process was only to establish clarity, not judge content.  She still refused to accept the petition.”  Section 168.952 states, “(3) The board of county election commissioners, not less than 10 days or more than 20 days after submission to it of a petition for the recall of an officer, shall meet and shall determine whether each reason for the recall stated in the petition is of sufficient clarity to enable the officer whose recall is sought and the electors to identify the course of conduct that is the basis for the recall.Failure of the board of county election commissioners to comply with this subsection shall constitute a determination that each reason for the recall stated in the petition is of sufficient clarity to enable the officer whose recall is being sought and the electors to identify the course of conduct that is the basis for the recall.”


What is especially egregious here” says Boman “…is that she didn’t even give the review board a chance to look at the wording.   All she did is hand me an article.  The article is not an injunction, and it is not a law. In fact, this article doesn’t even address the notion of county staff members refusing paperwork submitted in compliance with state law.  She has abused her position (under color of law) to deny the rights of Michigan voters guaranteed by Michigan law.  Wayne County Clerk Cathy M. Garrett needs to instruct her to do her job.  Otherwise, the clause about, Failure of the board of county election commissioners to comply… takes effect.”


The reason given for the recall was, “He [Levin] co-authored and introduced S.1867 (the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012) which provides for the military arrest, and indefinite detention, of U.S. citizens without Constitutional due process (Subtitle D). He voted in favor of the final version (H.R. 1540).  In so doing, he violated his oath or affirmation.


Co-sponsor, Warren Raftshol, commented, “It’s time to recall Carl Levin. Now.”



recall petition back
Registered Letter to Wayne County Clerk
Proof of Service of Letter to WC Clerk

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  1. Pingback: Scotty Boman’s petition to recall is set for hearing | Committee to Recall Carl Levin

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