Petition to recall Gov. Tony Evers falls short on signatures.

Gov. Tony Evers is currently halfway through his first term as Wisconsin’s governor. Image courtesy of Tony Evers via Flickr.

Author: Cailyn Schiltz

Misty Polewczynski, the organizer of the petition to recall Gov. Evers, says it has failed because the group could not collect enough signatures.

Misty Polewczynski posted the news on the “Recall Evers Petition” Facebook page Monday, but did not specify how close they got to the 670,000 signatures required for an election. She did reassure that the petitions will be destroyed to protect the privacy of those who signed, according to Channel 3000

Polewczynski and other Wisconsinites wanted to recall Gov. Evers because of his responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and Kenosha protests.

“The unconstitutional mandates and lockdowns have cost citizens their businesses, homes, jobs and livelihood” reads the petition language. “His tolerance of violence and giving into irrational demands along with issuance of premature statements has not only put the safety of the citizens and their property in danger, but also placed the lives of law enforcement and reliability of the justice system in danger.”

Courtney Beyer, spokesperson for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, responded by saying “trying to recall a governor with a 57% job approval rating in the midst of a global pandemic and civil unrest is irresponsible and absurd,” according to Ballotpedia