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Rejected & Defenestrated: Behind the Scenes in The Michigan GOP Gov Dumpster Fire

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - DECEMBER 17: (L-R) Rapper Peezy, Former Detroit Police Chief and current Republican candidate for Michigan governors race James Craig and rapper Icewear Vezzo speak to the crowd during the WJLB Bi... DETROIT, MICHIGAN - DECEMBER 17: (L-R) Rapper Peezy, Former Detroit Police Chief and current Republican candidate for Michigan governors race James Craig and rapper Icewear Vezzo speak to the crowd during the WJLB Big Holiday Show at Little Caesars Arena on December 17, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/WireImage) MORE LESS
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May 26, 2022 10:17 p.m.

Don’t miss Matt Shuham’s rundown of the events in Michigan today. Five candidates for governor, including the two frontrunners, were kicked off the ballot for collectively submitting tens of thousands of forged signatures on their ballot petitions. The hearing itself included about as much comedy as you might expect. One ejected candidate complained that the whole situation was the state’s fault for not warning candidates not to hire forgers to collect signatures for them. Another complained that the state hadn’t told them soon enough how many forgeries they were submitting. Needless to say they all agreed it was an outrage, that the state should deem their forged signatures legitimate (for some unexplained reason) and generally give them a forgery mulligan.

But there’s some electoral politics stuff going on here in the background I wanted to be sure is on your radar.

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