May 31, 2011


Wisconsin Approves Recall Elections for Six Republicans

Wisconsin election officials approved recall elections "against three Republican senators but put off decisions on certifying recall petitions against three Democrats," the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

The decision follows rulings last week to hold recall elections for three other Republican senators.

"At no time in U.S. history have attempts been made to recall so many legislators at the same time over the same issue. To recall a senator in Wisconsin, recall organizers had to gather signatures from voters in each district equivalent to 25% of the number of people who voted for governor in November. That meant staff for the board had to review more than 18,000 signatures for each recall attempt."










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