University of Southern Maine (USM) Professor of Political Science Ronald Schmidt was featured in a Morning Sentinel/Kennebec Journal story on the recall efforts of Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro.
Schmidt credits the energization of those who pay attention to politics with the attempted recall.
“As people get more involved, they can usually read up on the recall process in half an hour. It’s an easy way to mobilize around issues they feel can’t wait until the next election," he told the paper.
Schmidt also said that The Tea Party movement of 2009 also brought about grass-roots movements such as recalls, rallies and petition drives.