Georgia law provides for the recall of elected officials that have “conducted themselves in a manner which relates to and adversely affects the administration of his or her office and adversely affects the rights and interests of the public.”
We believe that Governor Brian Kemp has conducted himself in precisely that manner.
His abject failure to protect public health constitutes an act of malfeasance and a gross violation of his oath of office. As governor, he has repeatedly refused to take the actions necessary to protect public health throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Then, when city leaders decided to do what he would not, he tried to stop them. He went beyond his constitutional authority to sue them. His so-called leadership has done more to support the spread of COVID-19 than to stop it.
His decisions have directly endangered the lives and livelihoods of the people of Georgia, creating clear grounds for his recall and removal.
The provisions for a recall election are laid out in Title 21, Section 4 of the Georgia Code. The prescribed process is complex, lengthy, and difficult, by design. In order to force a recall election of Governor Kemp, we must do the following:
We need signatures from approximately 1,035,000 people. Of those signatures, at least 1/15 of them (approximately 70,000) must come from each of Georgia’s fourteen congressional districts.
This is a statewide effort in the truest sense of the word. Kemp’s blatant disregard for the health and safety of his fellow Georgians puts every corner of the state in danger.
Our petition will reflect the widespread demand to remove him from office.
We are currently expanding our team and will continue to offer updates on our progress as we get closer to submitting our petition application to Recall Kemp.