Thursday, May 28, 2020

Minnesota: Petition filed against Governor over stay in place rules

The petitions seeking the recall of Governor Tim Walz (D) over shelter-in-place rules instituted to fight the spread of the coronavirus have been filed. No word on when the petitions will be approved or (most likely) rejected.

Minnesota is a malfeasance standard state and would require petitioners to meet a stringent requirement of malfeasance to get on the ballot. Minnesota has generally reject all recalls since its state law was approved in 1996. However, in 2018 there was a recall against Tracy Councilman Tony Peterson (he survived the vote).

If approved, petitioners would need about 610,000 signatures to get on the ballot.

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