Dirty tricks in Michigan

at 03:51 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Some remarkable reporting from Rachel Maddow and her team on how the Republicans who control Michigan’s House of Representatives are accessing emergency powers by pretending to have a supermajority they don’t really possess. Things get really shocking at about 9:20.

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According to the Detroit Free Press, however, it’s not just the Republicans who have employed this trick. “Over the years, as majority control shifted back and forth, both political parties in the state House have ordered immediate effect for legislation without recording a roll call vote.” Still, this is no way to run a state.

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