Group wanting to recall Snyder can collect signatures

      The group that is fronting a recall effort against Gov. Rick Snyder can begin collecting voter signatures in an effort to make the ballot.

      A three-person election panel in Washtenaw County voted 2-1

      Monday that a petition sponsored

      by a group called Michigan Rising

      has clear language.

      Supporters of recalling the Republican governor

      next would have to collect roughly 807,000 valid

      signatures to put

      the measure on a ballot.

      An effort to recall Snyder fizzled last year, falling well short

      of the required signatures.

      The Snyder administration has said it believes citizens will be

      more focused on recent economic

      and state budget improvements in

      Michigan than an effort to recall the governor.

      No Michigan governor has ever been recalled from office.