Friday, September 12, 2014

State Board of Canvassers, 9/8/14

Press Release

Friday September 12, 2014

Contact Rev. Edward Pinkney

On Monday, three more recall petitions were
filed with the Board of State Canvassers
against Berrien County Clerk Sharon Tyler:

(1) For not upholding the integrity of the
   county clerk's office by lying under
   oath concerning the chain of custody
   of the original recall petitions against
   the mayor of Benton Harbor, Michigan.

(2) For being untruthful to the Board of
   State Canvassers about the chain of
   custody concerning the petitions to
   recall the mayor of Benton Harbor,

(3) For filing an appeal to reverse Berrien
   County Judge John Dewane's decision to
   put the Benton Harbor mayoral recall on
   the November ballot.

There are now a total of six recall petitions
pending against Sharon Tyler.  The other three:

(4) On August 12, 2014 the Berrien County
   Court issued its opinion and order
   requiring that the question of the
   recall of the mayor of the city of Benton
   Harbor be placed on the ballot for the
   Nov. 4, 2014 general election.  Tyler
   filed an appeal to stop it from being
   placed on the ballot.

(5) For filing a motion for immediate consid-
   eration of the peremptory reversal of
   Berrien County Judge John Dewane's
   decision to place the recall election
   on the Nov. 4, 2014 ballot.

(6) For filing a lawsuit to stop the city of
   Benton Harbor's mayoral recall election.

During the Sept. 4, 2014 hearing before the
Board, Sharon Tyler was untruthful under
oath.  The clerk viciously attacked the
Herald Palladium newspaper, stating the
Herald Palladium prints news that is not

Sharon Tyler did not tell the Board of State
Canvassers what her Election Administrator
Carolyn Toliver told the trial court -- that,
when approached by a detective of the Berrien
County Sheriff's Department, Toliver allowed
the original recall petitions to be taken
without a warrant, subpoena, or Judge's
order.  That broke the law -- Sections 492
and 491 of the state Penal Code.

We must stop the corruption inside the
Berrien County Courthouse.