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Michigan US Senate candidate Scotty Boman launches Recall Carl Levin campaign

-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-
Contacts:
Scotty Boman
(313) 247-2052 scottyboman@hotmail.com and
Warren Raftshol
(231) 271-5650 raftshol@gmail.com

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.”
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Wow, thank you, brother

Recently someone reported that he tried to serve another public servant who refused. He ended up getting it served through a sheriff. Our freedom and lack therof brings us together! Love and peace... Carl Levin's famous youtube shows him stating outright: "It was the president wanted the language in there, not us!" So he obediently included American citizens into NDAA. Separation of powers? Basic T mr levin.

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One only needs to look at the condition of Detroit, Flint, Saginaw etc to understand that Carl Levin's priorities are in Tel Aviv

MAYDAY for Carl Levin !!

Scotty Boman's petition to recall Carl Levin is set for a clarity hearing at 2:00 pm, May 1, 2012.

scotty-bomans-petition-to-recall-is-set-for-hearing

Traverse City recall supporter Barbara Willing commented;

"Mr. Levin has been 'belligerent' to the people by allowing offensive language to pass as law in the form of NDAA. So offensive is this language that it is designed to disturb and destroy the sovereignty of the People. I invite you to attend as a first step in restoration of your God given rights. "

The address for the hearing is given at the above link. You are certainly most welcome to attend.

Famous Quote from Justice William O. Douglas

"The Constitution is not neutral.
It was designed to take the government
off the backs of people."

Scotty Boman press release re Clarity review hearing

-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-

Contacts:
Scotty Boman
(313) 247-2052
scottyboman@hotmail.com

and

Warren Raftshol
(231) 271-5650
raftshol@gmail.com

http://committeetorecallcarllevin.com/

Wayne County Election Commission agrees to review Carl Levin recall language

April, 24th, 2012

Detroit, MI – The Wayne County Election Commission will meet on Tuesday, May 1st at 2:00 PM to determine the clarity of reasons cited in petition language for Carl Levin. The meeting will be held in Room 705 of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center in Detroit, MI 48226. The proposed petition language reads:

“He 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.”

One of the sponsors, Scotty Boman of Detroit (who is a candidate for United States Senate), originally attempted to deliver the petition language in person on March 29th and was turned away by Director of Elections, Delphine Oden. On April 9th Boman sent a certified letter requesting compliance with MCL168.952 which requires recall petitions to be reviewed for clarity by the “board of county election commissioners.” Boman received notification of the hearing on April 24th. Boman summarized the exchange saying, “They were served and now it’s on.” The other sponsor of the effort is Warren Raftshol of Suttons Bay.

Both sponsors cite Levin’s pivotal roll in provisions they describe as “de facto martial law,” as there reason to initiate the recall effort. The recall would require 468,709 signatures. Boman said, “Warren and I can’t do this on our own. We can get this started with a build-it-and-they-will-come approach. In 2008 1,810,234 people voted against Carl Levin. We need to have about a quarter of these people sign the petition, and a much smaller portion to step up and be activists.

Recall advocate Barbara Willing encouraged public participation saying, “Mr. Levin has been "belligerent" to the people by allowing offensive language to pass as law in the form of NDAA. So offensive is this language that it is designed to disturb and destroy the sovereignty of the People. I invite you to attend as a first step in restoration of your God given rights.”

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Famous Quote from Justice William O. Douglas

"The Constitution is not neutral.
It was designed to take the government
off the backs of people."

How about running this in the local paper asking for signatures

for the recall. Ask the state attorney general to look into the office for not executing it's duties under the law.
Possibly they might be fined or get the area protesting the offices act of negligence.Maybe you could find a board member the likes the idea and submit it to them.

The Oden woman

needs to be criminally charged and brought to court.

This is yet another showcase of the depth of the corruption and criminal activity in BOTH political parties.
Just like in the GOP, this criminal mind-set is not only in the top office holders, but right down to the lowest level committee people and clerks.

I really think that the general public has no idea about how totally pervasive the criminality is in the major parties and the gov't today.
It's nothing more than a huge organized crime syndicate.

Wondering if anyone contacted atty Kurt Haskell in Detroit for

possible legal assistance. No idea how he feels about this but given his comments at the underwear bomber sentencing he might be someone who would help with this.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

anti-NDAA rally in Traverse City 5/19/2012

Be there or be square.

anti-NDAA rally in TC

Famous Quote from Justice William O. Douglas

"The Constitution is not neutral.
It was designed to take the government
off the backs of people."

Volunteers wanted!

I am presently filing paperwork to establish the Committee to Recall Carl Levin as well as opening a bank account to accept donations for same.

The primary communication center for this campaign is at http://committeetorecallcarllevin.com

We have an immediate need for a volunteer with website/blog skills to manage this site.

Please leave your info in the comments at this blog.

Thank you.

Famous Quote from Justice William O. Douglas

"The Constitution is not neutral.
It was designed to take the government
off the backs of people."

We are currently at a point

where it appears that Wayne County officials will not accept our petition for filing, which is necessary to set a clarity review hearing under MCL 168.952. As we are at an impasse, we seeking pro bono representation from a public interest legal foundation to assist us by filing a mandamus action in the Wayne County circuit court.

Please stay tuned.

Famous Quote from Justice William O. Douglas

"The Constitution is not neutral.
It was designed to take the government
off the backs of people."

He says he is a Detroiter

The Secretary of state shows him moving in and out of Detroit on his paperwork:

http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/08PRI/08PRI_CL...

http://miboecfr.nicusa.com/election/candlist/02pri/02pri_cl.htm

but he insists he is a Detroiter at present:

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2012/03/mli...

Of course he claims he "always have" lived in Detroit, so it seems like he may lie from time to time, but if he later tries to get out of this by claiming residency outside Wayne county, I have his own words to point to.

So I went to the right place. It's time to play hardball.

We need to throw Levin out of there, Cohen too....

If we can all get on board, including the local Tea Party chapters & just flat rally around this issue we can boot these senators from office.

Its just as legal and productive as all the actions we took on the Federal Reserve. If we can get a whole movement in states to get behind this, their careers will end.

Shame them for voting on it!

This is the BEST NEWS! ive heard all year!

This bonehead, (levin) is a Disgrace to our State, and our Country and our Constitution! hes the co-author of the NDAA! what will it take to get these corrupt people out?

http://youcanruninternational.com/the_sons_of_liberty/sons-o...

http://www.politicususa.com/edited-ndaa-video/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3hpR_U56xc

Thanks so much

for the excellent links.

Famous Quote from Justice William O. Douglas

"The Constitution is not neutral.
It was designed to take the government
off the backs of people."

This is great news!

Thanks Scotty. Hopefully this gets legs. Tell all repubs that Obama signed it. Tell all dems that McCain co-authored it.

I believe this is the document

that Delphine Oden showed to Scotty Boman

CRSReports

Famous Quote from Justice William O. Douglas

"The Constitution is not neutral.
It was designed to take the government
off the backs of people."

Maybe an armed mob would change her mind.

Obey the law or accept the consequences, Witch!

MCL 168.121

MICHIGAN ELECTION LAW (EXCERPT)
Act 116 of 1954

168.121 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.

Famous Quote from Justice William O. Douglas

"The Constitution is not neutral.
It was designed to take the government
off the backs of people."

I'm in

Where do I sign....

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

Rule of Law

This is an example of rule by people over rule of law. The law explicitely says US Senators from Michigan can be recalled. An employee of We the People has chosen to use her position to ignore the law. There is one matter that must be cleared up though. Carl Levin's office staff insisted his county of residence is Wayne. While the office staff member didn't dispute this, I would like stronger confirmation before proceding. Feel free to post sourced information about Senator Levin's Michigan county of residence here.

There would be no adverse consequence

in submitting the petition in Wayne as well as Oakland and Macomb counties. The petition filer doesn't have to know the public official's home address. If Levin is registered to vote in one of those counties, his address will be on the voter registration list. For the other 2 counties, the filer will be informed that Levin is not a resident.

On the other hand, if Oakland and Macomb officials give you the same run around that Delphine Oden gave you, then that is evidence of widespread fraud needing investigation by the state attorney general.

Famous Quote from Justice William O. Douglas

"The Constitution is not neutral.
It was designed to take the government
off the backs of people."

I'm in

Where do I sign....

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

A wise lady

is currently advising us that since recalling Levin will involve a state wide election, that the proper venue for the clarity hearing, to approve the recall language, is, perhaps, the state Board of Canvassers, rather than the Wayne County Board of Elections.

This issue will be resolved shortly. In the meantime, stay tuned and send Scotty some love at
http://boman12.org

Famous Quote from Justice William O. Douglas

"The Constitution is not neutral.
It was designed to take the government
off the backs of people."

Question resolved

The Wayne County Clerk's office is where the petition is to be submitted for a clarity hearing before the Board of Elections, a 3 person panel which includes the county clerk.

Famous Quote from Justice William O. Douglas

"The Constitution is not neutral.
It was designed to take the government
off the backs of people."

Will do

Thanks

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.