Processing of POJ petitions can continue--for now

 

The Bureau of Elections has rejected the request filed by the Citizens Protecting Michigan’s Constitution (CPMC) to stop processing the Protect Our Jobs petitions. 
 
CPMC filed their complaint last week with the Secretary of State claiming that the petition language was vague and didn't identify the 80 laws that would be repealed should the constitutional amendment pass, and, consequently, petition signers were being misled.
 
In a letter to the group, Christopher Thomas, Director of Elections, said that while the Board of Canvassers can reject a petition because of insufficient valid signatures, it doesn't have the power to decide whether a proposal "is so broad that it represents a general revision of--rather than an amendment to--the constitution." And so the processing of petitions continues.
 
A legal challenge to the petitions is expected.