Conservatives Collect Enough Signatures to Recall Fleebagger Wirch in Wisconsin
THIS is what democracy looks like…
Conservatives announced today that they have collected enough signatures to recall Wisconsin fleebagger Senator Robert Wirch.
JS Online reported:
The head of the campaign to recall Sen. Robert Wirch (D-Pleasant Prairie) says the group has gathered enough signatures to force a recall election.
Dan Hunt, chairman of Taxpayers to Recall Robert Wirch, says his organization has “well over” the 13,537 signatures required to force Wirch into a recall election, though he said the group still has a goal to collect 18,000, in case some of the signatures are disqualified. He said it’s likely the signatures would be filed with the state Government Accountability Board next week.
“Let the voters of Senate District 22 decide whether Senator Wirch was justified when he left the Senate to flee to Illinois,” Hunt said in a statement, referring to a tactic used by Democratic state senators to stall a vote on Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill. After three weeks, Republicans stripped the bill of items that made a Democratic presence necessary, and passed it without Democratic votes.
Professor Jacobson added this:
Wirch is in a district which Obama won by a large margin (16 pts) in 2008, so it’s hard to be optimistic about the prospects of the recall being successful. But Scott Walker won the district by 6 points in 2010, so who knows. Also, it has to be a good sign that there did not appear to be much trouble getting the signatures for a recall of a Democratic Senator in a heavily Democratic voting district.
It looks like those drive through signature stops paid off.