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Recall of Gov. Snyder off to 'soft launch'

Steve Carmody
Michigan Radio

Michigan voters going to the polls today may run into people who want to recall Governor Rick Snyder.

Organizer Rev. David Bullock calls it a “soft launch” for the recall campaign. They won’t be collecting signatures. But they will be collecting names.

Bullock says they’re looking for people willing to volunteer on the recall campaign.

“So that we can have the volunteer core that we need, and know where people are across the state,” says Bullock, “So that when we pull the trigger, in that 60 day period, we have everybody in place.”

At this point, Bullock says they plan to start collecting signatures on Easter Sunday.

Once started, the campaign will only have two months to collect the nearly 800,000 signatures to put the recall on the ballot.

The state Board of Canvassers has approved three different recall petitions against the governor.   

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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