In Michigan, the people are chafing under totalitarian rule. Under the auspices of ‘public health,’ using a virus that has a greater survival rate than the flu, democrats have instituted unconstitutional lockdowns and mandates designed to erase personal liberty.
However, the people are fighting back. Petitions to recall the democrat governor have progressed, and now another recall petition has gotten the green light, which if successful, would remove the Attorney General.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined the list of state leaders with recall attempts being sought against them related to the handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
On Thursday, Oct. 15, the Board of State Canvassers approved petition language aimed at recalling Nessel for her plans to ramp up enforcement efforts of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order regarding enhanced protections for residents and staff of long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The petition was submitted by Albion resident Chad Baase, who is working to recall Nessel and Whitmer, along with Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. It was his fifth attempt to get approval to move ahead with his petition to recall Nessel.
Now Baase will seek more than 1.06 million resident signatures, within a 60-day period, to earn a spot on a future ballot.
Thursday’s meeting was held in-person at The G. Mennen Williams Building Auditorium in Lansing. It was the first Board of State Canvassers meeting not held virtually for months, and Baase said he was notified of the move to an in-person setting on Wednesday.
Baase plans to begin collecting signatures to recall Whitmer, Gilchrist and Benson on Nov. 1. He said he’ll have petitions at all of the state’s polling locations on election day and will “double-back” with those who sign them to see if they want Nessel recalled at a later date, once her appeals window closes.
The official reason for recall on the petition will read: Dana Nessel, on Thursday, August 6, 2020, Announced plans ramping up efforts to enforce Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-148.
Baase said his reason for aiming to recall Nessel is her enforcement of the governor’s executive orders, which he called unconstitutional.
Earlier this month, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that a 1945 state law Whitmer used to sign executive orders during the extended COVID-19 state of emergency was unconstitutional. The court said Whitmer did not have the authority to continue a state of emergency without the support of the Legislature, essentially ending her orders signed past April 30.
“(Nessel) violated her oath of office by enforcing an executive order which violated the Michigan constitution, therefore she violated the constitution,” Baase said. “She needs to be held accountable.”
Baase, an entrepreneur who paints and maintains water towers, was paroled from prison in February, where he was serving two years and six months to 20 years for a 2014 conviction of making a false report or threat of terrorism. He previously told MLive he was intoxicated when he sent a series of threatening Facebook messages related to a custody case and said he has since learned to use “the proper legal protocols to get things done.”