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  •  November, we gather signatures. (11+ / 0-)

    The Wisconsin Constitution will not allow us to start recall until he's been in office for one year.  

    But you know that already, since you've asked it a zillion times in a million snarky ways.

    Hey, but thanks for stopping by.

    Recall - DONE! VOTE against the fakes - DONE! VOTE TO TAKE WISCONSIN BACK!!! Rescind. Rebuild.

    by stcroix cheesehead on Fri Aug 05, 2011 at 06:51:33 AM PDT

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    •  OK, You're Not Actually Answering the Question (0+ / 0-)

      FULLY... a typical political ploy, but I hoped for better from "progressives" here.

      So in November, you gather signatures.. I thought that already started?

      how long does that go on, when are they submitted, and how long does the state take to process them?

      then what? a ruling of some sort?

      leaving out 95% of the details is not answering the question.

      "I don't feel the change yet". Velma Hart

      by Superpole on Fri Aug 05, 2011 at 10:37:25 AM PDT

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      •  OK--here's some answers for you. (6+ / 0-)

        There ARE recalls going on right now of SIX Republican State Senators and TWO Democratic State Senators.  There was a third Dem. State Senator (Dave Hanson of Green Bay) who was under recall and that recall election was already held and the Democrat won it BIG TIME.  The recall elections for the remaining 8 are on AUGUST 9.  The reasons these were delayed from July to August was because there were Republican challenges to some Republicans running in the recalls and primaries had to be held.  In addition, the Repubs put up FAKE Repubs to run as Democrats and challenge some of the Dems and so primaries had to be held for those elections.  Also, the Repubs and Dems both challenged signatures on recall petitions and that had to be sorted out.  But AUGUST 9 is the BIG DAY and we'll know once those elections are done and counted whether the Dems take back control of the State Senate.  We only need to win 3 of the races against the 6 Repubs to take control.

        As for recalling Walker, a lot of people have signed pledges to vote against Walker in a recall but the actual legal gathering of voter's names to recall Walker can't begin until THREE MONTHS prior to the end of his first year in office.  That's NOVEMBER 1 and that's when the signature gathering starts.  The actual recall election can be held from around the middle of January, 2012 but will likely face a delay of a week or two as the Repubs will likely challenge signatures on the lists of voters who want Walker recalled.  I would expect that allowing time as well for a challenger to Walker from the Dem side to get out and campaign and Walker as well, it will probably be mid- to late-February that the recall election will take place.

        PS  You can also look up info about the recalls of the State Senators and/or the recall of Scott Walker on your own at the website of the WI Government Accountability Board.  Just "google" it.  

        Objecting to our governor’s policies does not make a citizen of Wisconsin a criminal. Not yet, anyway. ~ nelangst

        by 3goldens on Fri Aug 05, 2011 at 11:26:45 AM PDT

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        •  WI Dems are recalling *all* Republicans (4+ / 0-)
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          elwior, adrianrf, COBALT1928, jcbdem

          Notice this.  The Wisconsin Democrats have finally realized that there aren't "good Republican candidates" -- that they're all stooges for Walker now.  So they're taking on every single one, as fast as it's legally possible.  Fighting every court election as well.

          This is very different from other states.  It's still within-the-system, but frankly it's pursuing all legal means to remove Republican crooks from power -- simultaneously.  This is a demonstration of a different attitude than in most other states.  A better attitude.

          Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

          by neroden on Fri Aug 05, 2011 at 03:13:29 PM PDT

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      •  Procedure is outlined in Wisconsin Constitution (6+ / 0-)


        We can start anytime after Nov 3 or 4.

        We have 60 days to gather 540,000 signatures.

        After validation (which will likely take ~30 days) the election will occur in six weeks, unless there is a primary. In that case the primary occurs on that date, and the general election is a month later.

        Article XIII:

        SECTION 12. [Recall of elective officers.] The qualified electors of the state of any congressional, judicial or legislative district or of a county may petition for the recall of any incumbent elective officer after the first year of the term for which the incumbent was elected, by filing a petition with the filing officer with whom the nomination petition to the office in the primary is filed, demanding the recall of the incumbent.
        (1) The recall petition shall be signed by electors equalling at least twenty-five percent of the vote cast for the office of governor at the last preceding election, in the state, county or district which the incumbent represents.
        (2) The filing officer with whom the recall petition is filed shall call a recall election for the Tuesday of the 6th week after the date of filing the petition or, if that Tuesday is a legal holiday, on the first day after that Tuesday which is not a legal holiday.
        (3) The incumbent shall continue to perform the duties of the office until the recall election results are officially declared.
        (4) Unless the incumbent declines within l0 days after the filing of the petition, the incumbent shall without filing be deemed to have filed for the recall election. Other candidates may file for the office in the manner provided by law for special elections. For the purpose of conducting elections under this section:

            (b) For any partisan office, a recall primary shall be held for each political party which is by law entitled to a separate ballot and from which more than one candidate competes for the party's nomination in the recall election. The person receiving the highest number of votes in the recall primary for each political party shall be that party's candidate in the recall election. Independent candidates and candidates representing political parties not entitled by law to a separate ballot shall be shown on the ballot for the recall election only.
            (c) When a recall primary is required, the date specified under sub. (2) shall be the date of the recall primary and the recall election shall be held on the Tuesday of the 4th week after the recall primary or, if that Tuesday is a legal holiday, on the first day after that Tuesday which is not a legal holiday.
        (5) The person who receives the highest number of votes in the recall election shall be elected for the remainder of the term.
        (6) After one such petition and recall election, no further recall petition shall be filed against the same officer during the term for which he was elected.
        (7) This section shall be self-executing and mandatory. Laws may be enacted to facilitate its operation but no law shall be enacted to hamper, restrict or impair the right of recall.

        Recall - DONE! VOTE against the fakes - DONE! VOTE TO TAKE WISCONSIN BACK!!! Rescind. Rebuild.

        by stcroix cheesehead on Fri Aug 05, 2011 at 11:32:17 AM PDT

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