CHICAGO — Organizers of the move to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker filed more than one million signatures by the Tuesday deadline in their effort to force a special election for the first-term Republican governor.
Under state law, the organizers needed to gather at least 540,208 signatures — equal to 25% of all votes cast in the 2010 governor’s race — to force a recall. The state Government Accountability Board will review the petitions and if a sufficient number are validated it would set a recall election date for Walker. Organizers also filed petitions to trigger recall elections for Lieut. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and four Republican senators.