Effort to recall Wis. governor kicks off this week

Democrats and union leaders are organizing the effort to oust Gov. Scott Walker after he pushed through a law that ended collective bargaining for most public workers. They need to gather more than 540,000 signatures over the next few weeks in order to trigger an election.
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Democrats and union leaders are organizing the effort to oust Gov. Scott Walker after he pushed through a law that ended collective bargaining for most public workers. They need to gather more than 540,000 signatures over the next few weeks in order to trigger an election.

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That's more than half of what is needed to force a recall election in just 12 days. Recall efforts must collect about 540,000 signatures by January.

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That puts them more than 90 percent of the way to triggering a historic recall election in Wisconsin. Organizers say they're hoping to collect 720,277 signatures by the January deadline, which would be enough to withstand challenges by Gov. Walker's campaign staff.

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