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Effort to recall Governor Tony Evers underway

Posted at 6:29 PM, Aug 31, 2020

MENOMONEE FALLS — An effort to recall Governor Tony Evers is underway.

A Burlington woman filed the paperwork last Friday. Since then organizers have been in several communities across the state collecting signatures.

Election officials say 668,327 signatures are needed to trigger a recall election. Supporters have 60 days from the filing date to get it done.

"I just think Governor Evers has done a poor job and it’s just time to remove him," said Jackie Weisser.

Weisser joined several people Monday morning in Menomonee Falls to sign petitions to recall Governor Tony Evers and Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes.

Some of the people signing said the governor's handling of protests and violence in Kenosha is the main reason they came out.

"I don’t think he took enough action soon enough," said Pamela Biersack.

"Now all of a sudden that they’ve been called out now they want to make it good. Well, the toothpaste is out of the tube. It’s too late and now we want to restore justice we want to restore civility," said Jefferson Davis.

In 2012, former Governor Scott Walker made history when he survived a recall election.

Milwaukee's Mayor Tom Barrett went up against Walker then. He opposes the recall of Governor Evers.

"Governor Evers has a 57 percent approval rating. He's been to Kenosha. He's working with local officials, working with the national guard to make sure order is maintained. I would be very surprised if it moved forward at all," Barrett told reporters.

The governor's office did not respond to a request for comment Monday.

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