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 in the 2010 election, and it’s a much higher bar to find people and have them sign their name than it is to get them to show up at a defined polling place.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday January 17, 2012 4:03 pm|
|By: David Dayen Tuesday January 17, 2012 10:10 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 to New York, undoubtedly raising money for what will be a massively expensive and bitter recall election.
|By: David Dayen Friday January 13, 2012 8:35 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 required to trigger recall elections in all those races.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday November 29, 2011 8:30 am|
Another milestone has been hit by United Wisconsin, the group organizing the recall of Scott Walker. In the first 12 days of the recall – and organizers have 60 days to gather the required signatures – over 300,000 signatures have been gathered, over half of what is needed to trigger a recall.
|By: David Dayen Monday November 21, 2011 2:00 pm|
The effort to recall Wisconsin’s Gov. Scott Walker recall is statewide, which brings in a lot of low-hanging fruit for signatures: the liberal bastion of Madison, for example, or the Democratic-rich city of Milwaukee. So it’s not really a surprise that Democrats are able to gather a hefty amount of recall signatures in a short amount of time. But early results are impressive.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday October 11, 2011 8:25 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.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday September 28, 2011 11:30 am|
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 ample time to change the recall process.
|By: David Dayen Monday May 30, 2011 11:59 am|
So here’s a new wrinkle for the recall saga in Wisconsin. Three of the elections against state Senate Republicans have already been certified. There is a hearing scheduled this week to deal with challenges to the other six – three against Republicans, three against Democrats. But the Government Accountability Board has delayed the decision on the Democratic recalls, because of allegations of faulty signature-gathering.
|By: David Dayen Thursday May 5, 2011 2:55 pm|
The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is stepping up their efforts to disqualify three recall petitions against Democratic state Senators. They submitted a formal challenge to the petitions today, arguing that while their recall efforts have been volunteer-led and above-board, the Republican campaigns featured fraud perpetrated by out-of-state sources.