WI Recall Update
Via the JSOnline: Panel OKs recall elections against 3 more Republicans.
This takes the total of Republican Senators up for recall this summer in Wisconsin to 6. There are petitions pending against 3 Democrats. The fact that the tally stands at 6 to 0 has created charges of bias. On that latter point, the article provides no way to really evaluate those claims.
What I find interesting about the entire affair is that it represents the most dramatic example of deployment of the recall process that I am aware of. At a minimum, 6 (and likely 9) members of a legislative body will face recall at roughly the same time, and all in response to a specific policy issue. It is a rather remarkable display of democracy. That represents, by the way, 27.3% of the chamber (it has 33 seats).
For those whom have forgotten: a massive political conflict erupted in Wisconsin earlier in the year over the issue of collective bargaining rights for public sector employees.