Wisconsin Organizers Gather Over 1 Million Signatures to Recall Scott Walker

By: Tuesday January 17, 2012 12:15 pm

I’ve already discussed the road ahead for the Wisconsin recall election a bit. But now that we have the actual figures, it’s truly incredible. Organizers in Wisconsin collected over one MILLION signatures to recall Scott Walker, doubling what was necessary. They did this in under two months. This approaches the number of votes Walker received [...]

Recall Election Petitions in Wisconsin to Be Delivered Today

By: Tuesday January 17, 2012 6:59 am

Today, activists from around Wisconsin will travel to Madison to deliver petitions for the recall of Governor Scott Walker, his Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, and as many as four Republican state Senators. Walker has gone AWOL from the Capitol on this day, scheduled to be in New York, undoubtedly raising money for what will be [...]

Wisconsin Spring: Organizers Set to File Recall Petitions Against Walker

By: Friday January 13, 2012 8:15 am

Next Tuesday, Wisconsin organizers attempting to recall Governor Scott Walker, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and four Republican state Senators will turn in their petitions, and they expect to have well above the number of signatures to trigger recall elections in all those races. Wisconsin Democrats have announced they will submit the petition signatures in their [...]

Walker Wins Ruling, Forcing State to Vet Recall Petition Signatures

By: Friday January 6, 2012 2:24 pm

In case you’re catching up to Walkergate, which actually netted two former staffers yesterday, Capper has you covered. This is a case of a Republican Governor who cannot find anyone but common criminals to staff his campaigns and executive offices. And as Capper writes, it’s not even close to over; the John Doe investigation still [...]

Walker Recall Nearing Completion Just Halfway Through Signature Gathering Phase

By: Thursday December 15, 2011 11:36 am

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin announced that they have almost completed the signature gathering phase of the recall of Scott Walker. At the halfway mark of their 60-day window to gather signatures, they have 507,000 of them – almost the total needed to trigger a recall, which is around 540,000. This 507,000 number takes into [...]

Walker Recall: Over Halfway to Signature Goal in 12 Days

By: Tuesday November 29, 2011 6:14 am

Another milestone has been hit by United Wisconsin, the group organizing the recall of Scott Walker. Though there was some concern that enthusiasm for the recall would be dampened this far out from Walker’s initial sin of assaulting worker’s rights, that cannot be seen in the number of people willing to sign a petition to [...]

Wisconsin Democrats Get Nearly 20% of Needed Walker Recall Signatures in Four Days

By: Monday November 21, 2011 10:55 am

The difference between the recalls of Republican state Senators in Wisconsin earlier this year and the recall of Scott Walker, at least with respect to the signature gathering process, is that those Senate recalls took place in swingy or downright conservative areas. The Walker recall is statewide. And that brings in a lot of low-hanging [...]

Effort to Recall Scott Walker Begins

By: Tuesday November 15, 2011 9:01 am

At midnight last night, organizers in Wisconsin commenced a recall against Scott Walker and three Republican state Senators, kicking off the next wave of a process that began when Walker pushed for an anti-union law that stripped most collective bargaining rights from public employees. There were over 100 events last night across the state – [...]

Wisconsin GOP Loses One Round in Preventing Additional Recall Elections

By: Monday October 31, 2011 1:43 pm

I wrote last week about how Wisconsin Republicans were trying to game upcoming Senate recall elections by instituting newly gerrymandered maps into the process. The switcheroo would require legislative approval, however, and because of the loss of two seats in the last round of recalls in Wisconsin, all Senate Republicans would need to agree to [...]

Wisconsin Democrats Announce Effort to Recall Scott Walker

By: Tuesday October 11, 2011 6:10 am

Mike Tate, the Chairman of the Wisconsin Democratic Party, announced last night on The Ed Show that his party, in conjunction with the organization United Wisconsin, would initiate a recall petition for Governor Scott Walker on November 15, starting a two-month process to gather signatures. Under Wisconsin law, politicians at the state level must be [...]

Scott Walker Finds Antidote to Recall – Make the Recall Process More Difficult

By: Wednesday September 28, 2011 6:55 am

Calvinball in Wisconsin continues. After the successful recall of two Republican state Senators, the next target by the youth/labor/progressive alliance in the state is Scott Walker. Under Wisconsin law, petitioners have to wait until Walker has been in office a year to submit a recall petition. This gives Walker and his cronies in the legislature [...]

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