Scott recall withstands racist claims, court appeal

Last week, Rep. Paul Scott (R-Grand Blanc) accused Citizens Against Government Overreach of racist attacks when they kicked off the next phase of Scott’s recall with a cake bearing Scott’s likeness.  He also questioned whether MEA was involved in the incident.

While taking no stand on the recall, Genesee County Democrats expressed disappointment over Scott’s comments and reminded voters that Scott used campaign materials last year that contained offensive racial overtones.

During the 2010 race, Scott sent out a piece featuring mug shots of his opponent, Art Reyes, and Rep. Woodrow Stanley (D-Flint).  Scott said that no one took exception to the flyer at the time it was circulating.

Another Scott attempt to stop his recall met defeat in an Ingham County Circuit Court. Scott challenged the certification process used by the Bureau of Elections. This is Scott’s fourth loss in the courts. 

Scott’s recall election remains on the ballot for Nov. 8—only 46 days away.