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01-18-12, 10:56 AM #1
Over a million signatures submitted to recall Gov. Walker of WisconsinCritics of Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin submitted to the state on Tuesday more than a million signatures, nearly twice as many as required, on recall petitions against him to force a new election.The anti-Walker forces needed 540,208 names and had estimated that they would produce at least 720,000, so the still larger number came as a surprise to many.
Barring a legal fight, Mr. Walker, a Republican who took office a year ago and set off a firestorm by curtailing collective bargaining rights for public workers, will face a new election in the late spring or early summer. Around the country, only two governors have ever been removed through recall.
01-18-12, 03:16 PM #2
As someone who lioves in Wisconsin, I can say that I think the whole "recall" thing is nothing more than an attempt to subvert the political process. A politician is elected for a set term, and if you don't like them, vote them out at the end of their term. This effort by the Recall Rangers is costing the taxpayers over $9,000,000. I'm not crazy about the way Walker did some things, but we haven't had a tax increase, the State budget is balanced, and not a single employee effected by Act 10 lost their job.
01-18-12, 08:55 PM #3
I wonder how many of those signing were moved to Wisconsin by the unions just to sign the petition.
There was an article about union hacks moving just to sign the petition. Now I can't find it.
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