BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP, Michigan — The Saginaw County Election Commission has rejected a proposed recall petition for a white Michigan township clerk who was recorded using a racial slur to describe a black official.
The Saginaw News reports (http://bit.ly/1eVKkVj ) the decision on petition language seeking to recall Buena Vista Township Clerk Gloria Platko was made Tuesday. The commission said it couldn't determine whether petition language filed in November was factual.
In an April 22 meeting, the township's interim manager Dexter Mitchell played an audio recording of a January phone conversation between himself and Platko, which included Platko using the slur when talking about township Supervisor Dwayne Parker.
Platko stayed on the job despite calls for her resignation. Platko says she wants to do her job and doesn't understand why the recall is being pursued.
Information from: The Saginaw News, http://www.mlive.com/saginaw