A Senate panel is debating a bill that would give the power to recall in South Carolina. This bill would allow voters to have the power to remove elected officials from office. To recall a legislator or municipal officeholder, 25 percent of voters would have to sign a petition.
Although recalling is unconstitutional in South Carolina as of now, a petition to recall Governor Nikki Haley is circulating around the state after her decision to oust former USC Board of Trustee Darla Moore. Charleston Democratic Party leader George Temple is on the petition–
The big deal is, she’s made 59 appointments, 26 of those appointees, over 40 percent of those appointees were campaign donors.
Temple says Haley’s appointees have no skills, they just gave nearly $75,000 to Haley’s campaign. He says it’s not just the decision to oust Moore, a Democrat, that caused the Charleston Democratic Party to start the petition.
What she’s done is filed her tax returns late, and what she’s done is to lie about the Lexington County Foundation application that she turned in. She lied about the amount of money she made.
The panel will need two-thirds of legislator’s vote to give the power to voters. Recalling a statewide officer would only take 15 percent of the voter’s signatures.