Rep. Vos pushes recall limit amendment after June election

CREATED Jun 7, 2012

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  • Rep. Robin Vos (R-Rochester). | Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MADISON - A Milwaukee-area lawmaker says voter reaction to this week's recall may be enough to help push his proposal to change the state's recall process.

Exit polling shows 60 percent of voters think recall elections should only be used in the case of misconduct or criminal activity.

"There's our first example of bipartisanship after these recalls happening," said Burlington Republican State Representative Robin Vos.

He told Newsradio 620 WTMJ's Jodi Becker it gives him hope more that lawmakers will now support his constitutional amendment proposing a rule change in Wisconsin.

That amendment would limit when a recall can be used.

"Recalls in the past were rarely utilized, and now they're being used as a political tactic.  That clearly was not the intention when our founders put this in the Constitution almost 100 years ago."

Vos told Becker he's open to a special summer session to start the process of making a recall rule change.