Williams Rejected By Board

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Williams Rejected By Board - a " Williams Rejected By Board Canvassers...
a " Williams Rejected By Board Canvassers Refuse Sanction Of Governor; Will Await Supreme Court Ruling By JACK I. GREEN (Associated Press Writer) The state board or canvassers refused refused Monday to certify that Gov. G. Mennen Williams was re-elected re-elected re-elected to a second term a move designed to produce a state supreme court decision decision on the complicated governor ship succession problem. The all-Republican all-Republican all-Republican board voted to ask the supreme court for a declaratory declaratory judgment as to .whether it County Awaiting Box Collection Plans for collecting ballot boxes here and throughout the state for the forthcoming gubernatorial recount will be mapped at a conference conference sometime this week. This announcement came Monday Monday from Comm. Donald Leonard of the state police, who has been placed in charge of the collection. "Any definite word about collections collections must wait this meeting," the commissioner said. A story Saturday .said that Leonard will be permitted to enlist enlist aid from local law enforcement officers in collecting and guarding guarding the boxes until i recount is completed. Undersheriff Jack Lechler said Monday he had had no word relative relative to this chore from the commissioner. commissioner. The county clerk's office reported that the boxes would likely be stored in the second floor circuit court chamber in the county building with a guar.1 probably placed over the boxes after delivery. delivery. must certify Williams as Democratic Atty. Gen. Stephen J. Roth says it must. Roth held the board must cer tify Williams and permit him to take office Jan. 1 if a pending gov ernorship recount is not finished. Republicans have argued that the office should stay vacant and that Lt. Gov.-elect Gov.-elect Gov.-elect William C. Vanden- Vanden- berg, Holland Republican, sit as acting acting governor until the recount is completed. State attorneys could not recall when the supreme court has issued a declaratory judgment Fred M. Alger, Jr., secretary of state, chairman of the board, said that if the court would not accept the plea for legal guidance, the board would reconvene and make a definite decision which then could be attacked in the court. The board officially confirmed that Williams had the highest num- num- See BOARD Page 2

Clipped from Lansing State Journal27 Nov 1950, MonPage 1

Lansing State Journal (Lansing, Michigan)27 Nov 1950, MonPage 1
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