The Wisconsin Democrats dropped off 1.5 tons of signatures at the state Government Accountability Board’s office today. They collected over a million names calling for the recall of Governor Scott Walker.
Democrats said they would be submitting almost as many signatures as the votes that Walker received. According to official election results, Walker got 1,128,941 votes (52.25%), while Barrett got 1,004,303 votes (46.48%).
They only needed about 600,000, so it looks like the recall election is going to go through. And it’s not the only recall election Wisconsin will be seeing.
Organizers Tuesday also handed in 845,000 signatures against Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch as well as petitions against four GOP state senators including Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald of Juneau.
First of all, we all must stand in awe of the organizing effort in Wisconsin. These are amazing numbers. Now the Democrats need candidates. I hope that goes well.
As for Scott Walker, where was he today?
Walker is scheduled to hold a New York City fundraiser in the afternoon hosted by Maurice Greenberg, the founder of financial services corporation American International Group, according to a copy of the fundraising solicitation posted on the website of the New York Daily News.
A spokeswoman for Walker had no comment, but a spokesman for the state Democratic Party criticized Walker for leaving the state.
“It’s typical of Scott Walker to avoid the people of Wisconsin and report to his East Coast masters,” Graeme Zielinski said.
Yeah, I remember when AIG went broke and destroyed the global economy. Good to know they’ve got Scott Walker’s back.