Obama tries to cancel another primary vote (Michigan) to avoid a ballot challenge, now 4th state to cancel Dem primary
Obama State Ballot Challenge 2012 and citizen patriot ballot challengers have Obama and his operatives on the run from yet another state primary vote.. this time it is Michigan. There may be an opportunity to challenge Obama on the ballot there with new laws that were put into place last fall.
LANSING — Let the political games begin.
Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer claimed Thursday the Republican Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is engaging in “partisan mischief” by placing President Obama on the state’s Feb. 28 primary ballot.
“It’s caused confusion out there,” Brewer said at a press conference. “It’s completely unnecessary. She knew, she had been repeatedly told that democrats are not participating in this process, but nonetheless, she put Barack Obama’s name on the ballot.”
Why do the dems not want Obama on that ballot? They plan to hold their own caucuses May 5, and, under party rules, voters can’t participate in both a primary and a caucus.
“This has caused enormous confusion and concern among democratic voters throughout Michigan,” Brewer said.
Sec. Johnson wasn’t available Thursday for comment, but her spokesman calls this a non-issue. Those at the Michigan Republican Party agree.
“I think that Mark Brewer is just misinformed,” said communications director Matt Frendewey. “If he were to have his way, it would be a closed, smoke-filled room that would make the choice for who would be the next leader of the free world.”
Frendewey contended a new statute, passed this fall, basically requires the secretary of state to put any well-known candidate on the ballot.