Daily Topics - Wednesday May 30th, 2012

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE at our new time, 3-6pm Eastern!

Hour One: Suppressing the Vote - Brad Friedman, The Brad Blog / Plus, MI's Emergency Manager is at it again - Tony Trupiano, First Light with Tony Trupiano

Hour Two: From hopeful immigrant to FBI informant - Jason Leopold, Truthout

Hour Three: How will the Koch's make millions if the Republicans crash the government?

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jim_carravallah 4 years 39 weeks ago
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Regarding the Michigan Petition Scandal.

To correct the woman from New Mexico's recollection:

Congressman Thaddeus McCotter's (Michigan 11th Congressional District) reelection team submitted something over 1,800 petitiion signatures, of which some 240 were determined to be real by the Secretary of State, and the remaining were deemed questionable.

Issues with the remaining signatures included having duplicate petitions with the same signatures, signature lines which appeared to have the date cut and paste into them, and petitions which were xeroxed instead of being original print copies.

McCotter's petitions are being reviewed by the Board of Canvassers, and may be under investigation for a fraud charge.

Pete Hoechstra is not involved in the matter.

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