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Michigan’s Governor Called Out During Scott Walker Recall

January 17, 2012

I have been keeping up with the whole Scott Walker recall story, and it looks like Democrats got the recall effort through.  Will Scott Walker be able to make it through this next election after the limited workers’ rights?  It’s a compelling story, but being from Michigan, I was particularly interested to read comments from Guest, regarding Michigan’s currently loathed governor, Rick Snynder:

Comment From Guest

way to go, can’t wait to see him go, now Michigan’s governor should be next

This was followed by another commenter stating:

Comment From David Mitchel Stow Amen to getting rid of Michigan’s governor.

According to bloggers, the number of people who signed the recall was staggering:

Ryan Lawler of United Wisconsin called the # of signatures against Walker “so overwhelming that it is beyond legal challenge.”

Huff Post had a link to a running tally of blog comments, and the number of times Michigan came up, with comments regarding removing Rick Snyder, was really quite amazing.  Once again Michigan has made national news, unfortunately because it appears our governor looks like a backward bigot, but I suppose we “made it.”

This comment came after another Michigan comment:

Comment From Guest

Note to GOP. I could balance my budget by not paying my bills and saying that I don’t own them too.

Regarding the number of needed signatures, it appears they may have more than double what they  needed to recall Walker:

Jeff Rumage-Whitefish Bay Patch:

United Wisconsin confirms they have more than a million signatures to recall Gov. Scott Walker. The only needed 540,000.

Wonder what Michigan will come up with…

Here are the details on the Walker recall petition:

Democrats needed to collect 540,208 signatures to trigger a gubernatorial recall election against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R). On Tuesday, they announced they had far exceeded that number, collecting one million signatures.

Tuesday was the deadline for recall organizers, led by the group United Wisconsin, to turn in their petitions. The number collected is 185 percent of the signatures required to force a recall election. Organizers also collected enough to trigger a recalls of the lieutenant governor and four Republican state senators.

The total went far beyond Walker’s expectations.

“From what they say, they’re probably going to turn in 720,000 today,” Walker said in an interview with right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh Tuesday afternoon. “That’s a lot of signatures, but they’ve been planning this since late last spring. They’ve got tons of money from the big government unions in Washington and around the country.”

A Walker recall is the next step in a campaign to oust state Republicans who pushed forward controversial budget legislation stripping state employees of their collective bargaining rights. In August, Democrats successfully recalled two Republican state senators from office, but they fell short of the three needed to take control of the chamber.

Of course, if Walker falls, then guess the politics change…

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