Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Number of the day

One million.
Opponents of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker have about 1 million signatures on a petition to force a recall election, according to a state Democratic Party news release.

If the state’s Government Accountability Board rules that at least 540,208 signatures are valid and any legal challenges fail, Wisconsin will hold the third gubernatorial ouster vote in U.S. history.

Update: To put this in perspective, the number of signatures needed to force a recall is 540,208, one-quarter of the 2,160,832 votes cast for Governor in the November 2010 General Election. If indeed there were one million signers, that represents 46% of those who voted in the 2010 election that gave Mr. Walker that nice house in Maple Bluff. As for who the Governor will face in the almost certain recall election, a very good analysis can be found here.

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