Louisiana: petition to recall Gov. Blanco
The Advocate reports: A St. Martin Parish voter Tuesday officially launched a drive to recall Gov. Kathleen Blanco.
Kat Landry, a 51-year-old Republican, filled out recall papers with the Secretary of State’s Office.
That started a 180-day period in which Landry must collect nearly 1 million voters’ signatures to force an election to oust Louisiana’s highest elected official.
Many frustrated voters, in print and on radio talk shows, have called for the Lafayette Democrat’s recall because of her response to two devastating hurricanes that she acknowledged have overwhelmed state resources.
But Landry has a high hill to climb. Recall petitions must be signed by at least one-third of the state’s 2.8 million voters to force an election in which voters would decide to either fire Blanco or keep her for the rest of her term. She has already announced intentions to seek a second term in fall 2007. --
Petition to recall governor started