Today, the group working to recall Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has announced they have collected more than the required number of signatures to force a recall election.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports:
Lori Compas, the recall committee's chairwoman, said in a news conference the group had gathered more than the 16,742 signatures needed, but declined to say how many. She said volunteers would continue to gather signatures to recall the Juneau Republican through Saturday. That's to provide a cushion because Fitzgerald will be able to knock some signatures off the petitions if he can show they belong to people who don't live in the district or aren't eligible to vote.
The Associated Press reports:
Democrats and their allies have been working for the last two months to gather enough signatures to force Republican Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, Fitzgerald and three other GOP senators into recall elections. The Democrats are angry over legislation Walker introduced that stripped most public workers of nearly all their union rights.