Left wing political action group MoveOn,org has launched an online petition against Kansas Governor Sam Brownback (R). Brownback, who has faced a fair degree of criticism from both parties, won reelection in November, 49.8% to 46.1%. Of course, the petition has no value, as online petitions are not an acceptable way to launch a recall. The petitions are reported to have nearly 7800 signatures as of Wednesday, though I always find that info for online petitions useless.
But, let's discuss this from a theoretical perspective. There is no way Brownback will be facing a recall. Kansas law is very tough on a number of fronts. It requires signatures of 10% of turnout just to move to second stage requiring 40% of the turnout, which would be somewhere in the neighborhood of 350,000 signatures). This is way too expensive and difficult, and the replacement would likely be a Republican anyway.
Since Kansas is a Malfeasance Standard/Judicial Recall state, there would need to be a showing of cause. Fortunately enough, in 2011 Kansas had a recall that met the "incompetence" level of a recall. This are rare (we have one in Washington a couple of years ago as well). Even with the showing of incompetence, the recall didn't get to the ballot.
I should also note that MoveOn is a called progressive, which is fine generally. But as I've explained before, the term progressive is one that a blog dedicated to recall elections has to be very careful using.