About 15% of the signatures in a random sample of the petitions seeking the recall of Republican Gov. Scott Walker could not be verified, according to an analysis by the Journal Sentinel. The review suggests that even if the number of unverifiable signatures turned out to be three times higher, Walker supporters – barring a new legal challenge – will have a difficult time striking enough of the 1 million signatures submitted to stop a recall election. To force a recall election against Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, 540,208 valid signatures are needed for each – a figure equivalent to 25% of all the votes cast in the November 2010 election that put Walker in office.Full Article: Analysis: Invalid signatures likely not enough to halt Walker recall - JSOnline.
Feb 9 2012