Walker Recall Officially On

Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

It’s official: A recall election has been officially ordered against embattled first-term Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker after more than 900,000 signatures were collected on petitions to force a vote.

The Government Accountability Board voted 5-0 Friday to order the recall against the Republican, a move that’s been expected for weeks given the high number of signatures gathered between November and January. It took 540,208 signatures to trigger a recall.

If a Democratic primary is necessary, it will be May 8. The actual recall vote then will be June 5.

Walker was targeted for recall after he pushed through a law last year that attacked the public unions.

There have been only two successful recalls of governors in U.S. history.

Wisconsin elections officials have also ordered a recall vote for Republican Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and four Republican Wisconsin state senators.

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