Jennifer Granholm recall, Michigan, 2010
An effort to recall Gov. Jennifer Granholm was initiated in 2009 by prison guard Paul Piche. Three different attempts were made before the Ingham County Election Commission approved the petition language on September 17, 2009. If sufficient signatures are validated the election is expected to be in August 2010.
The election commission voted 2-1 in favor of approving the recall petition language. According to the petition language Granholm is being recalled because she laid off 100 state police troopers and "jeopardized public safety" after releasing convicted felons. Previously the language was rejected because it was too "vague." According to state staff, an appeal will be filed by the state.
Paths to the ballot
In order to place the recall on the ballot, recall supporters must collect a minimum of 950,000 signatures. Signatures must be submitted 90 days from the day the petition language was approved. Once submitted the clerk has a maximum of 35 days to certify the signatures.