Vocal Trump critic and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is getting bad news from the court.
According to Breitbart News, Whitmer “failed to stop a series of recall petitions filed against her after the state Board of Canvassers approved them.”
Interestingly, Whitmer argued to the court that the word “bars” was too vague to pass muster. However, the court was not impressed because that is the same word Whitmer used in her own order:
The Governor maintains that where “electors are left to guess at [the] type of ‘bar’ the [p]etition refers to, the [p]etition lack[s] sufficient clarity and is noncompliant with the Michigan Election Law.” We reject this argument. Any person invited to sign the petition would very likely envision a reference to a conventional tavern, where people can purchase and consume alcoholic beverages, when faced with the wording, “closing indoor service at bars.” This is particularly so when the word is taken in context, used as it is in connection with the related terms “nightclubs” and “restaurants,” strongly suggesting that the term “bars” refers to an establishment, like a nightclub and like many restaurants, that serves alcoholic beverages.
“We reject this argument as it is unpersuasive,” said the court.
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