WISCONSIN: Recall Election Ordered For Union-Busting Gov. Scott Walker
After more than 900,000 petition signatures were submitted, the Wisconsin government has ordered a recall election for Tea Party puppet Gov. Scott Walker.
The Government Accountability Board voted 5-0 to order the recall, a move that has been expected for weeks given the high number of signatures gathered between November and January. It took 540,208 signatures to trigger a recall. Assuming a Democratic primary is necessary, it will be May 8. The actual recall vote then will be June 5. Three Democrats already have announced they are running and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, whom Walker defeated in 2010, has said he would announce his intentions before Tuesday. There have been only two successful gubernatorial recalls in U.S. history, against California Gov. Gray Davis in 2003 and North Dakota Gov. Lynn Frazier in 1921.Today action was spawned due to Walker's ending of collective bargaining rights for most of Wisconsin's union members. That move triggered massive statewide protests which including the occupation of Wisconsin's state house by furious school teachers and others.