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Wis. election officials ask for recall extensions


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin election officials are asking a court for more time to review recall petitions to allow challenges to signatures.

According to a court filing, election officials want to review the petitions through late May. That would allow them to certify the eight recall petitions received so far, by June 3. If the court accepts the plan, any recall elections would be held July 12, barring further legal action.

A court date has not yet been set to hear the request.

Organizers have turned in recall petitions for five GOP senators and three Democratic senators.

The senators are being targeted for their votes for or against a bill that would strip most public employees of collective bargaining rights. A judge has currently blocked the bill from taking effect.

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