Good luck on getting rid of THAT one.
So much so, that the Michigan legislature fundamentally changed the recall process from a difficult process into a bad running gag. The rules change to the recall process enacted in 2012 Became a more limited operation with shorter windows, an unconstitutional ‘factual’ requirement, and then an automatic insertion of the candidate back on the ballot as the default party candidate.
IMHO, those who voted for the recall provision changes are political reprobates. The changes made the extremely difficult into the insurmountable, removing a tool in the tool box of the electorate. (Just the way non responsive big government types want)
Example? Current efforts in Michigan to recall Rick Snyder now a total of four signature gathering operations, and other recall efforts (state senators) total about six more. With the window of 60 days (it was 90) to collect 790,000 signatures for any one of the Snyder recall efforts, it is likely an impossible task. Add to that number, about 20% (150,000 signatures) more as a buffer.
Good luck with that.
25% PLUS another 5% for good measure? In a 60 day window, the governor, senators or other elected folks might be more easily removed with a good old fashioned across-the-kitchen-table ‘stare down.’
Efforts might never cease, but success will remain only a fantasy. Recalls in Michigan will never ever happen again. The legislature at the end of the 2012 session effectively removed a tool from the tool box of voters. A 10 lb sledge was taken out, with a toy mallet replacing it.
Time is the only cure now. Some of us have more, some less, but the waiting game is all we have as lying while campaigning has never been made illegal, and incumbency is well protected by Lansing’s money interests. So absent an achievable recall, or a followup election miracle, voters are generally stuck with the lipsticked pig they elect for the maximum number of terms.
And some folks want to repeal those limits?