Tuesday, June 18, 2013
More than 10,000 people have signed an online petition in support of a citizen recall process for elected officials in Maine.
The online petition, which was started by Rep. Cynthia Dill, D-Cape Elizabeth, has been gaining momentum since it was created on Wednesday.
As of 8 p.m. today, the petition had been signed by 10,086 individuals. The website, which can be accessed at SignOn.org – Maine Needs a Citizen Recall Process – says it needs 15,000 signatures.
Dill said 18 other states have a process for removing elected officials from office. Dill has said she has no interest in starting an initiative to recall Republican Gov. Paul LePage.
“If elected officials are not doing the job they were elected to do, why should they stay in office?” Dill states on the website.