Thursday, January 19, 2012

Scott Walker Recall Going Forward in Wisconsin

In the middle of 2011, Wisconsin voters started the process of recalling state senators after Republicans passed anti-labor legislation through the state congress. Due to recall laws though, Governor Scott Walker wasn't able to be targeted in the initial surge of voter dissatisfaction since officials must be in office for at least a year before they're eligible for recall. Well, it's been a year and earlier this week Democrats turned in more than 1 million names to the state’s Government Accountability Board, almost twice the required amount, making a recall election almost guaranteed.

Even though this is only the first step in what may turn out to be a long process, the vast quantity of signatures sends a strong message. Now we just have to sit back and see what happens.

It's times like these I love politics.

Read more: Behind Wisconsin Democrats’ Million-Signature Show of Force in Walker Recall Effort


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