Wisconsin nears mark for forcing governor's recall election

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by AK Forty Seven, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/12/wisconsin_group_nears_mark_for.html

    Wisconsin group nears mark for forcing governor's recall election

    Organizers of an effort to kick Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker out of office said Thursday that they have collected nearly enough signatures to force a recall election next year. The effort organized by the state Democratic Party, organized labor and disgruntled citizens grew out of anger over Walker's polarizing measure passed in March effectively ending collective bargaining rights for public workers.

    The United Wisconsin coalition said 507,533 signatures had been collected in 28 days. The deadline to submit the 540,208 signatures needed to force the recall is Jan. 17.

    "The people of Wisconsin have said enough is enough," Democratic Party chairman Mike Tate said.

    Republican Party spokesman Ben Sparks dismissed the signature count.

    "We have no doubt the Democrats are rallying their left-wing base around their blatant power grab for the governor's mansion," Sparks said in a statement. He said voters who elected Walker have no desire to return the state to Democratic control.

    Circulators are also attempting to recall Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, which requires the same number of signatures. The group did not give an update on how many signatures had been collected against Kleefisch, but it has said in the past the numbers mirror those for Walker.
  2. This is unhealthy. To recall someone strictly on a partisan basis is almost a form of tyranny. It it way outside the spirit of the law.

    I would make a law requiring a voter turnout of 2/3rds before any election can be changed via petition.

    Now in Washington, they are trying to get an new amendment passed to overturn Citizens United. All this just to continue to soak the taxpayer and fund the Democratic party.
  3. Lucrum


    Since when have democraps cared about the law?

  4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_California_recall

    "The 2003 California gubernatorial recall election was a special election permitted under California state law. It resulted in voters replacing incumbent Democratic Governor Gray Davis with Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger"
  5. OUCH!

    That is gonna leave a mark:D

  6. LOL !!!!:D
  7. Lucrum


    Oh my bad, a single incident with the republicans completely admonishes the blatant, large scale and organized nation wide voter fraud continuously perpetrated by the democraps.

    I stand erected.
  8. The Davis recall was not based the Governor trying to stop the theft and waste of taxpayer money by public unions. It was much more about Davis raising taxes and over spending...

    Davis recall is within the sprit of the law.
  9. republicans accuse voter fraud when they lose elections and claim a mandate when they win, so which is it? Now voter id is sweeping republican held states, so next we will have drug testing to ensure the voters are in their right minds. Thomas Paine said that"He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition, for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach himself".
    Governor Walker has tried making people pay for their voter ids, you must ask for the free one. Governor Walker now wants to charge those who protest for police to be present. The good citizens of the badger state already pay for the police to be there through sales taxes and property taxes. The first amendment states that, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or of the right of the people to peacefully assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
    Whether your occupy wall st or tea party I respect those Americans who dont sit idly by and allow some politician to steal your constitutional rights. You want to get rid of some over paid government employees and their generous pension benefits? Kick out all incumbent "career politicians" from both parties. Things wont change until you do.
  10. Lucrum


    Both very good ideas.
    #10     Dec 18, 2011