Evers, Barnes, Kaul face recall efforts

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and Attorney General Josh Kaul are facing recall efforts.

Filings last week with the Wisconsin Elections Commission began efforts to gather the requisite 668,327 signatures from eligible Wisconsin voters to initiate recall elections.

Misty R. Polewczynski—a resident of Burlington—submitted the necessary paperwork to form recall committees against Evers and Barnes Friday. In a separate filing on Wednesday, William Leverson, from Racine, formed a committee to recall Kaul.

All three efforts have 60 days under Wisconsin state statutes to garner the needed signatures.

A Facebook group titled Recall Evers Petition was created Wednesday and lists Polewczynski as an administrator and moderator. The group has over 45,000 members.

This is not the first time a Wisconsin governor has faced a recall petition. In 2012, then-Gov. Scott Walker became the first statewide elected official in the nation to survive a recall election after he aggressively pursued divisive legislation to strip many public workers of collective bargaining powers.

His victory, a rematch against Milwaukee's mayor and two-time Democratic nominee for governor, Tom Barrett, vaulted Walker into the national political arena. He mounted an unsuccessful bid for president in 2016 and then lost the governorship to Evers in 2018.

To read more go to WKOW: https://wkow.com/2020/08/31/evers-barnes-kaul-face-recall-efforts/

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