Kwame Kilpatrick recall (2008)
56,970 signatures were required to initiate a recall election. The signatures must be collected in a 90-day period that falls anytime within a 180-day windown that started on April 28 when Wayne County elections officials approved the recall language.
The primary organizer of the Kilpatrick recall effort was Angelo Brown, a security guard from southwest Detroit. The language on the approved recall petition said, "Kwame Kilpatrick is too preoccupied to be effective as mayor of Detroit with felony perjury charges."
Kilpatrick earned the ire of Brown and others because of an $8.4 million payout the city of Detroit made to settle whistleblower lawsuits in 2007.
- ↑ Detroit News, Election panel approves petition to recall Kilpatrick, April 29, 2008