7:10 PM Eastern - Tuesday, January 17, 2012

3,000 Pounds of Petitions to Recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker #default

GovWalkerrecall-screen.jpgWhen organizers with United Wisconsin turned in 1 million signatures to the Government Accountability Board (GAB) to recall anti-worker crusader Governor Walker, the package weighed more than 3,000 pounds. The signatures represent the largest recall effort in the history of the U.S. and 185% of the signatures needed to trigger a recall of Walker.

After the signatures are turned in, the GAB will have 60 days to verify the signatures, though they have requested additional time. After it is verified that United Wisconsin did submit the 540,208 necessary names, parties will have six weeks to hold a primary, followed by an additional four weeks until a general election would take place.

Organizers will also turn in enough signatures targeting the Wisconsin Senate majority leader and three other GOP senators who rammed through the infamous anti-worker legislation last year.

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