Peggy Bull recall, Waukesha, Wisconsin (2010)
The recall effort was led by a group called "Concerned Citizens of District 7."
The reason given for the recall was "the placing of a state transitional home in one of the neighborhoods of her district. Included in the transitional home are a couple of sex offenders."
John Kalblinger was elected to replace Bull by a margin of 57% to 43%.
Path to the ballot
424 signatures were filed to trigger a recall election, versus a requirement of 346 signatures. Frank Greuel and Wayne Dahnke submitted the signatures.
Bull filed a complaint with election officials asserting that some of the signatures were forged and that Frank Greuel's signature, which appeared on 20 petition sheets, each bearing 10 signatures, appeared to have been signed in two different hands. Bull hired an independent handwriting analyst to compare different Greuel signatures.
Greuel strongly disagreed with Bull's complaint, and submitted an affidavit that he did in fact personally circulate every petition sheet that bore his signature as its circulator.
- Trading Markets, "Bull loses seat in Waukesha recall election," September 15, 2010
- Journal Sentinel Online, "Waukesha alderman challenges recall petition signatures," July 22, 2010
- Wigderson Pub & Library, "A no-reason recall," September 2, 2011
- Waukesha Now, "Bull loses seat in Waukesha recall," September 14, 2010
- Trading Markets, "Waukesha recall organizer disputes claim of forged signatures: Ald. Peggy Bull challenged signatures on recall petition," July 28, 2011
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