With recall fever spreading across Michigan, its haphazard, disorganized approach is becoming more evident.
Already, proposed recall petitions for House Speaker Jase Bolger, a Marshall Republican, state Sen. John Moolenaar, a Midland Republican, and Rep. Joel Johnson, a Clare Republican, have been rejected by election officials for having unclear language.
Wednesday, a proposed recall petition targeted state Sen. Judy Emmons, a Sheridan Republican, was received by Montcalm County officials, but it’s unclear whether that petition will fare much better.
Deanna Porter, the petition filer, says she not working with an official group, including the group that has launched a recall campaign for Republican Gov. Rick Snyder.
If recall campaigns can’t even get the language right, then it raises doubt whether they can accomplish the much harder feat of getting many thousands of signatures to get a recall measure on the ballot.
We’ll see if further fissures occur in these efforts.