MADISON – United Wisconsin today announced that more than one million Wisconsinites have signed a petition to recall Scott Walker, representing the most-participated-in major recall effort in American history, and a number so significant that it is beyond any legal challenge. More then 845,000 signatures were collected for Rebecca Kleefisch. Signatures were submitted to the Government Accountability Board this afternoon.
The signatures represent the largest recall effort in the history of the United States and 185 percent of the signatures needed to trigger a recall of Walker….
….The weight of all of the signatures collected is 3,000 pounds. That’s two of the heaviest Wisconsin Dairy (Holstein) Cows, or 158 of the heaviest Badgers.
300,000 pages at 14″ each laid end to end is 66.3 miles. This is the distance from Green Bay to Oshkosh, La Crosse to Tomah.
Stood straight up the petition pile is 128 times higher than the tallest building in the world.
Stacked on top of one another, the petitions would reach 125 feet high, which is taller than the wings of the Madison Capitol Building (those are 84 feet high)….
How much is that in butter cow sculpture at the state fair?
Put those numbers in perspective with the results of the 2010 election, from the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board:
Office GOVERNOR Total Votes: 2,160,832
1,004,303 46.48% TOM BARRETT/TOM NELSON Democrat
1,128,941 52.25% SCOTT WALKER/REBECCA KLEEFISCH Republican
Back to the recall. That’s certainly a lot of signatures. What’s the lead recallee doing?:
By Jason Stein of the Journal Sentinel Jan. 17, 2012 11:00 a.m. |(20) Comments
Madison — With recall petitions to be filed against Gov. Scott Walker Tuesday, aides said the governor would not be available for an interview because of a busy schedule.
Walker is scheduled to hold a fundraiser in New York City in the afternoon hosted by Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, the founder of financial services corporation American International Group, according to a copy of the fund-raising solicitation posted on the website of the New York Daily News….
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