Scott Walker Recall Gets 1M Signatures

That's about twice the number needed to force a vote
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 17, 2012 2:18 PM CST
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in a file photo.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Looks like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will be facing a recall re-election. Leaders of the Democratic effort say they collected 1 million signatures for today's filing, about double the necessary amount. The figure represents about the same number of votes Walker received in the November 2010 election, notes the Wisconsin State Journal. The signatures will need to be verified by the state elections board, which could take months, reports AP.

Earlier, the group trying to recall Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said it would easily make its quota as well. The same applies to the lieutenant governor and three other state senators, all of them Republicans. The recall efforts stem from Walker's move last year to essentially eliminate the collective bargaining rights of public workers. (Read more Scott Walker stories.)

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