By Ted Becker
In addition to “The Citizens Veto” and “Citizens Initiative to Amend the Constitution,” another democratic right that is enshrined in about 18 state constitutions in America is that citizens can petition to “recall” an elected official. In other words, if a state governor or senator really ticks off a large number of voters–particularly regarding some specific law or set of laws–they can gather a certain number of other voters to remove that person from that position in a Special Election. Arizona and Wisconsin are two of those states—and Recall is alive and kicking in both of them in 2011.
Chapter 3: Recall of State Senator
What Should Happen to a State Senate Majority Leader Responsible for an Unconstitutional Law That Causes Great Harm to a State’s Economy and Reputation? (more…)