Red, White and Blue
GAB orders recall election for Walker, Kleefisch, 4 state Sens.
MADISON- A recall election has been officially ordered against embattled first-term Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker after more than 900,000 signatures were collected on petitions to force a vote.
The Government Accountability Board voted 5-0 Friday to order the recall against the Republican, a move that's been expected for weeks given the high number of signatures gathered between November and January. It took 540,208 signatures to trigger a recall.
If a Democratic primary is necessary, it will be May 8. The actual recall vote then will be June 5.
Walker was targeted for recall after he pushed through a law last year that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for most state workers.
There have been only two successful recalls of governors in U.S. history.
Wisconsin elections officials have ordered a recall vote for Republican Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.
The Government Accountability Board ordered the vote Friday after nearly 809,000 signatures were submitted on recall petitions.
Multiple Democrats have said they are running for the spots, which make primaries likely.
Both Walker and Kleefisch were targeted for recall following passage last year of a law they backed that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for public workers.
Four Republican state senators are also being targeted. Those elections would be on the same dates.