Michigan Court of appeals rules effort to recall Gov. Whitmer can move forward

Friday, the Michigan Court of appeals ruled that a recall effort targeting Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer can move forward.

The Court’s ruling was in sync with the state’s Board of Canvassers, which also approved several recall petitions.

Per MLive, the court rejected several arguments made by Whitmer’s campaign team.

Whitmer campaign spokesperson Mark Fisk says she plans to appeal the decision.

“We plan to appeal this disappointing decision,” Fisk said “and we fully intend to beat back these irresponsible partisan attacks against the Governor in the courts, on the streets or at the ballot. This is part of a massive and coordinated attack by Republicans trying to make the Governor fail and our campaign will strenuously oppose these efforts so the Governor can keep saving lives, reopening our economy and creating jobs.”

In order to force a recall election 25% of the votes cast for all candidates for the office are needed.

It is a costly and gargantuan task, but California was able to force a recall election of Governor Gavin Newsom.