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"We I'm confident that the law is on our side. And I hopeful that we will have a impartial panel that will be concerned with justice, not just-us, so that's what we're seeking,' Attorney Sanders stated. "We're are ready to fight this argument all the way to the (U.S.) Supreme Court."
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"I marched with Martin Luther King. People died and sacrifice for the right to vote, that this Citizen for Fiscal Responsibly Team seeks to take away," Pain replied.
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"I believe that this was a denial based upon political allegiance, and not a denial based upon the substance of the petitions. There is nothing wrong with the petitions," Sanders replied. "The petitions clearly comply with law to the letter; but minimally substantially comply to the law, which is the standard. So I'm confident this was not about the standard of the petition and instead about party allegiance," he stated.
"None of this would occurred today if they had their petitions approved, like almost everyone else does. The petition was defective. Now the question comes down to substantial compliance of the law or strict compliance. Now there's two sides on that. We just had a big case two years ago that the courts had strict compliance. So its' not a settled thing under shall it be a 14 font, so that's why I voted against it."
"In Bloomfield Charter v.s. Oakland County Clerk, Michigan Court of Appeals case that is still good law. This case is good law and directly on point, In this case, a challenge in regards to the warning language in the petition was rejected, the court stated in addressing this issue, 'As a general principle, all doubts as to technical deficiencies or failure to comply with the exact letter of procedural requirements are resolved in favor of permitting the people to vote and express their will on any proposal subject to election', Sanders noted.
"With such, all doubts should be dismissed and permit the people to vote. If we are wrong then Democracy is wrong "
"I have worked in printing all my life. When you are talking about font type, you're talking about a 8th of a inch," Hack noted. "When I was asked to sign the affidavit, I used a program called PDF suite to verify the font was 14 point. There is no way that you can measure a capital letter and determine what the font size is."
"Will the citizens constitutional right to a vote be honored?," Valentine questioned "It is your right to protect this Constitution. Put this referendum on the ballot, thank you".
At the end of the meeting, over 100 Michigan voters in the audience erupted in cries of "Shame, Shame, Shame", at the decision rejection decision by the Board of Canvassers."Party loyalty is no excuse for disrespecting our states Constitution,' Hasson stated. "Something does seem right to me, I believe I'll have to go bigger because my Government is big right now."
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