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Will Right-to-Work Law Lead to Recall of Gov. Snyder?

A political expert said Michigan could be “ground zero for a recall vote” against Snyder in 2013.

Could the sudden passage of the highly controversial right-to-work legislation lead to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's name appearing on a statewide ballot for something other than his re-election campaign?

One political expert thinks it's possible.

Joshua Spivak, a senior fellow at Wagner College’s Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government Reform, told Politico that Michigan could be “ground zero for a recall vote” against Snyder in 2013.

“There doesn’t seem to be a specific goal of going after state legislatures or state governors in any significant way, though that might change in Michigan because of right-to-work (legislation),” Spivak said in the Politico story. 

Local recall elections, such as the one voters recently approved against Troy Mayor Janice Daniels, are common over hot button topics. However, statewide recalls are far and few between.

In 2012, the only statewide recall was in Wisconsin against Gov. Scott Walker, his lieutenant governor and four state senators.

The effort was for naught, however, as the recall effort was unsuccessful.

Similar to the hubbub over Michigan's right-to-work legislation, Walker's recall was backed largely by labor groups after Walker stripped unions of collective bargaining rights.

What do you think? Will there be an effort to recall Snyder? If so, would you vote in favor of it? Tell us in the comments below.

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Ron December 28, 2012 at 05:26 PM
This would not be the only reason for a recall. Snyder and other Republican legislators in Lansing claimed that they decided to move forward with RTW legislation after the defeat of proposal 2 in November. Although I don't believe that at all my question to the governor then is why did you and the legislature in both houses just to approve another emergency manager law after the defeat of proposal 1 in November? More lies coming out of Lansing!

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