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Wanggaard recall organizers submitting signatures

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MADISON (AP) -

More than 24,000 signatures are being submitted to force a recall election of Republican state Sen. Van Wanggaard of Racine.

Recall organizers are turning in the signatures Tuesday. They said there's no exact number yet because they're still counting.

Organizers need at least 15,353 signatures to be valid for an election to be scheduled. They said their current count represents 156 percent of the signatures required to force a recall election.

The Government Accountability Board will begin the process of reviewing those signatures and others submitted on petitions to recall three other Republican senators, Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.

Wanggaard was first elected in 2010 and is midway through his first term.

Republicans have a one-seat majority in the Senate.

 

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