LANSING (WWJ) – Michiganders who want Governor Rick Snyder to “pursue other interests” are stepping up their recall campaign Saturday at county court houses across the state.
Tom Bryant runs the recall campaign in Genesee County. He says he got involved because of the Governor’s cuts to education.
“Any cut to education funding, to me, it just makes no sense — if you’re trying to revive a state’s economy, to take out one of the major legs of an economy, which is an educated work force,” Bryant told WWJ Newsradio 950.
He said there are more than 100 petition signing events planned for Saturday in almost every county in the state. They expect a good turnout.
“There have been a good number of Republicans who have personally came up to me to sign, saying ‘oh, I voted for the bum and I can’t believe what he’s doing’, you know, ‘give me that pen’ sort of thing,” said Bryant.
As for Governor Snyder, he doesn’t seem to be too bothered by the recall effort, calling it “democracy in action”.
More than 800,000 valid signatures have to be collected by August 5th in order to get the recall measure of the November ballot. While the campaign is not saying how many they have so far, Bryant said he is confident they will beat the deadline.