Is it what the original advocates of the recall intended? As they say, the past is prologue, so as the recall looms, FOX6′s Mike Lowe takes a look back at history for the story of the recall in Wisconsin. On October 31st, 1926, Wisconsin changed its constitution to include “recall” after a fight led by progressive Republican Governor Bob La Follette. “The fight was to prevent elected officials who got elected on one platform from breaking with their platform and doing something else,” UW-Milwaukee Professor of Governmental Affairs Mordecai Lee said.
A century later, voters are still asking if what happened that Halloween is a trick-or-treat for Wisconsin democracy. “The purpose of recalls in Wisconsin and nationwide was to have a short leash for politicians,” Lee said.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Walker wrong on reasons for recalls, denies intent of state Constitution.
The best reporter in the state, Fox 6's Mike Lowe, explains the legality and history of Wisconsin's recall law. It appears we're doing just what Republican Governor Bob LaFollette wanted us to do: