Groups Filing Signatures To Recall Wis. Governor

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Organizers of an effort to oust Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker say they are submitting 1 million petition signatures, almost double the number needed to force a recall election.

Their effort was spurred by anger over Walker’s moves his first year in office, particularly his fight against public sector unions.

The Wisconsin elections board now must verify that there are enough valid signatures, a process expected to take months. An election may not happen until June or later.

Organizers also turned in on Tuesday about 305,000 more signatures than needed to force a recall election of Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.

Separate efforts to recall the Republican leader in the state Senate and three other GOP senators also are turning in more than enough signatures to require elections

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