Sunday, February 12, 2012

Illinois: Gov. Quinn at 30% approval rating -- any threat of a recall? Nope!

Eric Zorn's column notes that Quinn was one of the biggest backers of the Illinois recall (which only hits the governor). But even with his approval in the dumps, he's not a threat for a recall. As Zorn correctly notes, Illinois' recall is beyond the "judicial recall" states stringent:

Getting a recall measure on the ballot not only requires advocates to collect valid signatures from a number of registered voters equal to 15 percent of the total number of votes cast in the previous election for governor (today's requirement would be 559,462 signatures), but also to collect at least 100 of these signatures in each of at least 25 counties. A far bigger difficulty, though, is that advocates must also obtain the OK from at least five state senators and 10 state representatives from each party.

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