What a political volcano this is becoming, as expected. Recalling Scott Walker is essential to preserving what little fairness and democracy still remains in
ScottWalkerstan Wisconsin. Little did he know that he would inspire thousands of people to rally against him and take action. We all owe him one, including the Occupy movement.
First, via Stevens Point Journal, some good news:
MADISON — Organizers of the historic recall effort against Gov. Scott Walker announced Thursday that they have collected more than half a million signatures, a milestone that puts them more than 90 percent of the way toward the number needed to trigger an election.
The number being reported is 507,000. That’s a pretty big wowee. They’ll try to collect over 700,000 to compensate for any errors or fraudulent signatures, and my money is on their success.
Now for the not so good news. As anticipated, Scotty McKochBro is raking in the big corporate bucks, per WisPolitics:
In the first 30 days of the effort to recall him, Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign says he collected contributions from 46,976 individual donors, with 37,356 of them giving $50 or less.
Walker’s campaign released the cover sheet from his fundraising report Thursday, showing he raised $5.1 million, spent almost $4 million and had $3 million in the bank. [...]
State Dem Chair Mike Tate said he was not fazed by Walker’s fundraising report.
“We have always know that Scott Walker was going to have all the money in the world at his disposal because he’s done so many favors for all these different corporate benefactors and insiders and people of favor.”
Now for the irritating news, via The Northwestern:
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and the head of the Wisconsin Republican Party sued the state elections board on Thursday, saying its process for reviewing signatures on recall petitions is unconstitutional.
The lawsuit asks a judge to order the Government Accountability Board to look for and eliminate duplicative signatures, obviously fake names such as Mickey Mouse, and signatures with clearly illegible signatures. The board argues that state law places the burden of challenging those signatures on the office holder being targeted for recall.
And by lawsuit, Scotty means, “Waaaah! Nobody likes me! My days are numbered! Mommyyyy! Waaaah!”