It’s not over, nor should it be. As the “corporate journalistic media” declared a fight for election integrity for all candidates regardless of status over, as Detroit’s Election Commission complaint review commission voted 2 to 1 to keep Mayoral Candidate Mike Duggan on the ballot despite not meeting residency requirements in the City Charter, competing candidate Tom Barrow filed a with Wayne County Circuit Court on May 30, 2013, a request for Mandamus relief. Read more about the Barrow’s Campaign judicial action below.
Yet, this issue is bigger than Mayoral Candidates Tom Barrow and Mike Duggan. It is directly about who is granted exemptions to statutory language contain within Detroit’s City Charter on residency requirements.
Filmmaker and Detroit Resident Marc Cayce was removed from Detroit’s August 6, 2013 primary ballot for his quest to represent Ward 1 on Detroit’s City Council, for not meeting residency requirements contained in the same Charter Statutory document former CEO of Detroit’s Medical Center Mike Duggan was allowed to remain on the same ballot.
Independent Underground Radio LIVE Exclusively interviewed Mr. Cayce on Tuesday, May 28th as he told his story. If you, like this independent media resource does, believes in election fairness and integrity –regardless of the former or current title before an individual name– listen and share via social media far and wide this interview.
We, can and must do better left-lending politically minded people, than what has happened to Marc Cayce.
Mayoral candidate Tom Barrow, in just minutes, will take the next step in his fight to remove opponent Mike Duggan from the August 6th primary election ballot by going directly to the Wayne County Circuit Court. Barrow filed suit this morning seeking a Mandamus order to force the Detroit Elections Commission to remove Mike Duggan’s name from the primary ballot.
“Last week all we got was a ‘political’ decision,” said Barrow, 64, “no one is above the law, so this week we are seeking a ‘legal’ decision based on a plain reading of our city’s Charter, the case law and legal precedents, not political trickery.”
“This is wrong that there is no objective administrative appeal process which could have avoided any candidate having to spend their own dollars to go to court,” stated Barrow, an accountant ,”but the political elite counts on these barriers and fake polling to maintain their status quo power and influence, but I am committed to defeat that set-up and create a new paradigm for our city, which is what we all believed the new City Charter would do in plain English, not legalese, double-speak and coded political terms. Duggan is not above the law and we’ll ask the judge”.
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