Not only do elections have consequences, so do actions, or lack of them …
As reported at JS Online, recall efforts have begun on seven of the 14 AWOL Democrat lawmakers that have fled the state to avoid their job duties of representing the people of Wisconsin. They need 16,000 signatures per senator to force a recall election. The people certainly do not approve of the actions of the lawmaker, this might be interesting and send a clear message that this type of behavior will not be tolerated, no matter what the issue is.
The clock is now running for groups trying to collect enough signatures to trigger recall elections against seven Democratic senators, state officials said today.
Reid Magney, spokesman for the Government Accountability Board, said local groups have officially registered recall committees with his agency to try to recall Sen. Bob Wirch of Kenosha and Jim Holperin of Eagle River.
In addition, a Utah group, American Recall Coalition, has registered electronically to set up recall committees against Wirch and five other Senate Democrats – Lena Taylor of Milwaukee, Mark Miller of Monona, Julie Lassa of Stevens Point, Fred Risser of Madison and Dave Hansen of Green Bay.