Over 1 Million Signatures Turned In For Recall Of Wis. Gov. Walker

Over 1 Million Signatures Turned In For Recall Of Wis. Gov. Walker

Madison : WI : USA | Jan 17, 2012 at 11:47 AM PST
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Recall HQ on Petition Turn-in Day

The state of Wisconsin has something in their election process called the recall. If any statewide official is underperforming at his position, he or she can be forced to run again in the middle of his or her four-year term. The only prerequisite is that over 540,000 signatures from people that voted the previous time must be procured in order for the recall to happen.

This afternoon, Democratic leaders in Wisconsin are going to submit over one million signatures to recall current Gov. Scott Walker. The intensity from the collective barganing protests last year in Wisconsin has not waned as many were willing to sign the petition.

For Gov. Walker to be put back on to the ballot for 2012, a separate petition had to receive over 540,000 signatures for Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. The organziers are going to submit over 800,000 signatures today as well. The policies of Gov. Walker were so horrible that her job as Lt. Governor will be put on the line as well in November.

As proof of how bad of a job Gov. Walker has done, this recall will be only the third recall in the history of the United States of America. The only other two to be recalled were former North Dakota Lynn Frazier in 1921 and former California Gov. Gray Davis in 2003. (That's how Arnold Schwarzenegger became Governor.)

Source: AP

Adrian Holman is based in Joliet, Illinois, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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