The first hearing on May 1, 2012, before the Wayne County Election Commission, although it did not result in approval of the petition language, was a partial success because it
This last point is important because around 500,000 signatures of registered Michigan voters need to be collected within a 180 day time frame in order to hold a special recall election. The basic strategy at this point (unless large money donations start to pour in) will be to scan the petition and post the scan online at this site so that those wishing to can sign as both petitioner and circulator and possibly at the same time gather signatures from friends and relatives.
Undismayed after the first hearing, Scotty Boman said
“The properly conducted hearing was an important first step in the recall process. Now that the officials recognize the application of Michigan law to a Federal officer, we may move forward and submit alternative wording that is undeniably clear to all concerned.”