WISCONSINREPORT.COM (12/16/2011) - Just four weeks into the campaign to recall Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker, United Wisconsin has announced that 507,533 people have already signed a petition to recall Scott Walker. The recall effort is hoping to gather another 200,000 signatures on the Recall Scott Walker petition. The 720,277 total is the revised goal. The extra signatures would help insure that the verification process will find the minimum 540,208 signatures, needed to get the recall on election ballots, intact.
“Scott Walker continues to spend millions on misleading TV ads trying to convince voters that his drastic cuts to education and other “reforms” are working,” said Meagan Mahaffey, United Wisconsin’s Executive Director.
“But the people of Wisconsin are not buying his lies, and are moving at record pace to stop Walker’s destruction, and recall him from office,” added Mahaffey.
The movement to recall Walker continues to move quickly. In the first 28 days, Wisconsin voters signed the petition at a rate of over 18,000 per day. In the first 12 days, more than 300,000 signatures were collected from all 72 counties in Wisconsin.
Specific signature totals from selected counties include the following:
+ 8,007 signatures or 128% of Walker’s 2010 vote total in Douglas County.
+ 22,365 signatures or 124% of Walker’s 2010 vote total in Eau Claire County.
+ 21,558 signatures or 91% of Walker’s 2010 vote total in Rock County.
+ 7,375 signatures or 84% of Walker’s 2010 vote total in Oneida County.
+ 6,972 signatures or 81% of Walker’s 2010 vote total in Grant County.
The newly released signature collection goal of 720,277 is equal to 33% of the 2010 General Election turnout.
Only 540,208 signatures or 25% of the 2010 General Election turnout is required to trigger a recall election.
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