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As Corporate Cash Comes to Scott Walker’s Aid, More Than 300,000 Recall Signatures Collected in First 12 Days
MADISON—In just 12 days, and while unlimited corporate cash floods into Wisconsin for Scott Walker’s desperate defense, the movement to recall Scott Walker has collected more than 300,000 signatures, United Wisconsin announced Monday.
“Scott Walker has taken to the airwaves, supported by millions in corporate cash, to defend his record of job loss and full-scale assault on Wisconsin’s institutions and values,” United Wisconsin Executive Director Meagan Mahaffey said Monday. “But all over Wisconsin, the people are seeing through Walker’s deceptions and are moving to take our state back.”
Wisconsinites were signing the recall petition at the rate of 1,040 per hour. In the first 96 hours of the recall effort, begun by United Wisconsin on November 15, more than 105,000 signatures were collected from all 72 counties in Wisconsin.
Statistics on the first 12 days of recall Walker signature collection:
United Wisconsin, created in the spring of 2011, is the grassroots organization leading the recall effort, which has until January 17 to collect 540,208 signatures. Petitions can be downloaded at: www.unitedwisconsin.com
10,033 residents from Columbia County signed recall petitions
4,713 Pierce County residents have signed so far
3,698 residents in Oneida County have signed
16,845 Eau Claire County and Chippewa County residents have signed
8,540 residents from Portage County have signed