LANSING — The Board of State Canvassers on Thursday approved a recall petition against Attorney General Bill Schuette over his handling of the Flint drinking water crisis investigation.
The board, in a 4-0 vote, approved the recall language submitted by Calvin Hodges of Sterling Heights. Hodges now must collect close to 790,000 signatures in a 60-day period to get the recall question on the ballot. Hodges doesn’t have to start collecting signatures immediately, but under state law, signatures are valid for only 180 days from the date his recall petition was filed.
Hodges’ stated reason for recalling Schuette is that on Jan. 25, Schuette "publicly announced that he had appointed attorney Todd Flood as special counsel to spearhead the ... Flint water crisis probe."