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.