GAB recommends recall elections against Walker, Kleefisch
Gov. Scott Walker speaks to employees at Tool Service Corp. on Friday in Wauwatosa. Image by Kristyna Wentz-Graff
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin elections officials are recommending that a recall election against Gov. Scott Walker proceed.
Staff of the Government Accountability Board say in a memo released Thursday that more than enough signatures were collected on petitions seeking recalls of Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.
The board was scheduled to vote Friday on certifying the election. The primary would be May 8 and the general election would be June 5.
The board has already said enough signatures were collected on petitions seeking the recalls of four Republican state senators. It plans to vote Friday on certifying those elections for the same dates as those against Walker and Kleefisch.
Thursday's memo says there were 900,938 valid signatures on the Walker petition, far more than the 540,208 needed.