CRYSTAL LAKE – An Illinois lawmaker says he has started the process of pushing to recall Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
A press release from State Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-Crystal Lake) said his decision came because of “continued inaction” by the governor to fix the Illinois unemployment claims website.
According to the release, Skillicorn created an affidavit to begin recall efforts. It must be signed by 20 or more state House members and 10 Senators. No more than half of signatures in each chamber can be from a single political party.
Skillicorn will be required to file the affidavit with the State Board of Elections if he collects the minimum number of signatures. From there, Skillicorn said Illinois citizens would have 150 days to circulate a recall petition which would require a minimum of 15% of the votes cast for governor in the preceding general election from each of at least 25 counties in order to trigger a recall election.
Based on the totals from the last election, there would need to be at least 636,825 signatures collected.