It seems it is always snowing when Wisconsin melts down into a big partisan battle, and that was the case Tuesday as workers with the liberal group United Wisconsin submitted boxes and boxes of petitions calling for a recall election of Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
The Dairy State is again deep in the throes of winter as the group’s workers — furious at the budget deal reached last year that limited collective bargaining and forced state employees to pay a portion of their health care — await the release of figures indicating how many signatures the Democratic-organized effort collected.
The group says it has collected double the 540,208 signatures required to force a recall — one-quarter of the general election vote that put Walker into office. Even though some of the signatures are expected to be invalidated and discarded, Wisconsin Democrats have the comfort of a surplus in their second effort in the past year to drive a recall effort.
“They have already driven one round of recalls for Republican state senators,” Wisconsin election law attorney Mike Wittenwyler told Fox News. “Whether you call it a test, training wheels whatever, I think people learned so that now when you get to this election and this recall process, the error rate is going to go down because they’ve gone through it once.”