I understand from a politically active citizen in Louisiana...it can’t be done. He said they tried to do this to Gov. Blanko and it was not possible.
I am pretty sure your acquaintance is incorrect about the ability to recall a governor in Louisiana. This issue re Landrieu concerns the fact that there is no mechanism provided in the US Constitution for recalling Congressmen. The Secretary of State of Louisiana has issued a statement that US Congressmen CANNOT be recalled. Even an attempt to do so would require a huge legal battle on interpretation of the US Constitution and the state constitution.
My husband contacted the Atty. General’s Office here in Louisiana, and he was mailed a copy of the law regarding recalling elected officials in our state. It mentions who can be recalled, and regarding a U.S. Representative or Senator, the law isn’t clear. The attorney general, however, states that, “in his opinion”, a U.S. Senator cannot be recalled due to the fact that Federal law would supercede state law, and that Federal law doesn’t specifically call for recalling a U.S. Senator.
Keep in mind that the person who is stating his opinion is a Democrat, just as Hillary Landrieu is. In other words, there is nothing stating that it cannot happen, and it would be up to Landrieu and her people to challenge the results.
24-A ELECTIONS Recall
U.S.C.A. Const. Art. I, § 5
U.S.C.A. Const. Amend X
LSA-R.S. 18:1300.1 et seq.
The United States Constitution has reserved to Congress the power
to determine the qualifications of its own members and to expel its
members when necessary. Because this is a power reserved for the
individual Houses of Congress, the Tenth Amendment of the United
States Constitution does not reserve to the states the authority to
remove members of Congress from office.
La. R.S. 18:1300.1 et seq. are not applicable to members of
Congress and any recall attempt to that effect cannot proceed.
Remember they tried to recall Cao?