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Walker Recall: Over 1 Million Signatures Collected

By KBJR News 1

January 17, 2012 Updated Jan 17, 2012 at 8:22 PM CDT

Madison, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) -- More than a million signatures have been collected by petitioners in Wisconsin aiming to force a recall election for Governor Scott Walker, and Lt, Governor Rebecca Kleefisch.

The collection of signatures came to a halt last night in Wisconsin as the Government Accountability Board received petitions throughout the day.

Groups seeking to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker submitted nearly twice as many signatures needed today to force a recall election.

As petitions were delivered to election officials, Walker was out of state raising money to defend himself and the agenda that has made him a national conservative hero.

The one million signatures that United Wisconsin, the coalition that spearheaded the effort along with the Democratic Party, far exceeded the more than 540,000 signatures needed.

The effort stemmed from anger over Walker's aggressive moves during his first year in office that included effectively ending collective bargaining rights for nearly all public workers.

There's still no word on a possible Democratic gubernatorial candidate if the recall comes to fruition.

The Accountability board is now going through the signatures to check for authenticity and for people who may have signed the petition more than once.

The Accountability board hopes to have petitions counted within a week; however they don't have a set time frame.

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