The Wisconsin Democratic Party has until Tuesday to submit at least 540,208 signatures in order to seek a recall of first-term Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who drew the ire of labor unions and public school teachers after he stripped public employees of their collective bargaining rights.

The party has said that it is confident that it will have the signatures needed and has said it is working to significantly exceed the required number.

The number of required signatures is equal to one quarter of the number of votes cast for governor in the previous election.

“We think we are going to hit or exceed 720,000 signatures. I think it’s going to be a very impressive number that we hand in beyond any challenge that this election is going to happen,” Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate told CNN affiliate WTMJ.

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