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Michigan Board Approves Petition to Recall Gov. Rick Snyder

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    Michigan Board Approves Petition to Recall Gov. Rick Snyder
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    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder speaks to the media on January 27, 2016 at Flint City Hall in Flint, Michigan.

    A Michigan state board has approved circulation of a petition to recall Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder — but not over the water crisis in Flint.

    The petition approved Monday seeks to remove Snyder, a Republican, from office over his decision last year to take control of the state office to reform schools, which organizers say disregards local prerogatives, according to The Detroit News and The Associated Press.

    The Board of State Canvassers, part of the secretary of state's office, rejected nine other recall petitions, six of them based on Snyder's widely criticized handling of lead from corroded pipes that began leaching into Flint homes following a cost-saving move to pump water from the Flint River.

    The vote gives organizers 180 days to gather enough signatures to add a ballot measure later this year asking voters to oust Snyder, who has no intention of resigning, NBC News reported.