And the signatures were collected in only half the time. 1 Senator down and 4 to go. In addition, it looks like the Walker recall has already obtained the number of signatures needed to recall him. They are not stopping either. In all cases, the goal is to collect twice the number of signatures needed, so that there is no question at all about bad signatures.As of Sunday morning volunteers for the campaign to recall Sen. Van Wanggaard of the 21st district have collected at least 16,000 petition signatures, more than the 15,500 that would make him eligible for recall.
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In other news, 2 men who spit on recall workers have been arrested. A man who grabbed a petition out of a recall worker's hand and ripped it in half has been arrested. A man who destroyed recall signs has been arrested. A man who threatened the life of a recall worker and destroyed the camera of another worker who was taking a video of him making his threats has been arrested. A woman who threw a rock at a recall worker has been arrested. A man who drove his car onto the sidewalk to threaten and intimidate a recall worker has been arrested. A man who grabbed a recall petition and scribbled on it, thus destroying it, has been arrested. A woman who stole recall yard signs has been arrested. And you can bet that, as the signature gathering continues, there will be more thugs attempting to commit more acts of violence against recall workers. All of these people will be going to prison. Interfering with elections is a serious crime in Wisconsin that carries a minimum 3 year sentence, and longer sentences if assault was involved. Some assholes never learn, so let them do lots of time for their crimes. They don't belong in a civil society. Once they complete their sentences, I have a suggestion. Let them be sent to a country that is more in line with their political philosophy - Iran.