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« on: November 15, 2011, 01:06:20 am »
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It just turned November 15 in Wisconsin, and the recall campaign against Scott Walker has officially started.  I wonder if they will get the 500 k signatures they need, thats a big number.
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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2011, 11:39:26 am »
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As of yesterday, a spokesperson said that they have 50k signatures so far.  One would think that the first wave of signatures would be easiest to get, but then again this is during the week, without big weekend events yet.
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2011, 07:39:48 pm »
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I would imagine that between Milwaukee and Madison, finding 500,000 people willing to sign a recall petition would be pretty easy.
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2011, 08:43:58 pm »
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I think they'll be able to collect 1 M signatures.
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2011, 04:01:46 pm »
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I'd be interested in hearing from people in Wisconsin about what they've seen so far on the ground.  Is there a noticeable presence of petitioners all over the place?  Are random people talking about it?
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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2011, 08:53:31 pm »
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Four days, 100k signatures, so they say.
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2011, 12:09:43 pm »
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Now organizers claim 300k signatures.  Looks like they are going to make it.
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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2011, 01:10:48 pm »
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As much as I dislike Walker, I think that recalling him is a very bad idea for Democrats.  TBH Walker is just not that unpopular, and we (Democrats) will probably face an embarrassing loss if he goes to the ballot.  I kind of just wish we could end this story with our win on Ohio Issue 2 last month.
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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2011, 02:18:57 pm »
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As much as I dislike Walker, I think that recalling him is a very bad idea for Democrats.  TBH Walker is just not that unpopular, and we (Democrats) will probably face an embarrassing loss if he goes to the ballot.  I kind of just wish we could end this story with our win on Ohio Issue 2 last month.

Hmm, we're in agreement on the recall. Though I staunchly oppose the idea of recalls and direct democracy (exception is if it involves independence or fundamental constitutional changes) generally, regardless of the country or circumstance.
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2011, 05:35:23 pm »
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Recalling Walker: An idea that is both bad and stale.
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« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2011, 10:30:57 pm »
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Wisconsin is going to be an interesting state next year-a competitive presidential race, a competitive Senate race, and now a competitive gubernatorial race (or not--Walker could very well make it out unscathed)
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« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2011, 10:33:19 pm »
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Yeah, Walker is not unpopular, just polarizing from the last polling I saw.
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« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2011, 11:29:10 pm »
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Has the potential to be a nail-biter. Would be interesting to see who the Democrats field. 
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« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2011, 10:01:28 am »
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They should have the recall election the same day as the Presidential election.
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« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2011, 11:17:34 am »
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They should have the recall election the same day as the Presidential election.

I assumed it would be, adding to what will already be a chaotic election season.
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« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2011, 12:49:22 pm »
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I think it has to be scheduled for sometime this spring because of when they're turning the signatures in.
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« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2012, 03:58:13 pm »
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1,000,000 signatures!!!
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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2012, 04:07:52 pm »
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In comparison Scott Walker got 1,128,941 votes in his election in 2010.
- 24% of all eligible voters in Wisconsin
- 29% of all registered voters in Wisconsin
- 45% of all actual 2010 voters in Wisconsin
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« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2012, 06:14:20 pm »
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I liked this comment left on the Star Tribune website under the petition story:

When Governor Walker was elected, his first act was to have "Open For Business" signs affixed to the "Welcome to Wisconsin" signs at the Minnesota border. At the time, both states had 8 percent unemployment. Governor Walker's second act was to give Wisconsin corporations $450 million in tax cuts and give-aways. Currently (a full year later), Wisconsin's unemployment rate is 7.7%. Minnesota's unemployment rate is 5.9%. "Open For Business" indeed!
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« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2012, 06:52:45 pm »
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« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2012, 08:53:44 pm »
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So, who's the likely nominee to challenge Walker?
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« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2012, 02:39:56 am »
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So, who's the likely nominee to challenge Walker?

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« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2012, 02:41:55 am »
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Wow, definitely tougher than California, where the recall only needed 900,000 signatures or about 2.5% of the population.
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« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2012, 02:45:24 am »
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Hey, something I can go lit-dropping for. I love lit-dropping and am disappointed that I won't have any real competitive races this year to work on. I'll probably have to go to the suburbs to work on state legislative races.
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« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2012, 11:28:12 am »
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So if Walker wins, can't they just turn around and get another million signatures and recall him again? And if they lose that, a 3rd time?

Nothing in the GAB website seems to have prohibited such.
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