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Governor won't file any recall challenges


Gov. Scott Walker's campaign won't challenge the hundreds of thousands of recall signatures Democrats have turned over to state election officials.

Democrats turned in 1 million signatures in January. They need 540,208 valid signatures to force an election.

Walker had until 5 p.m. Monday to file any challenges. Campaign spokeswoman Ciara Matthews says the campaign simply didn't have enough time to study all the signatures, calling Monday's deadline impossible to meet.

The state Government Accountability Board, which oversees Wisconsin elections, is still working to verify the signatures. The board has until March 19 to rule whether enough valid signatures exist to trigger an election.

Democrats and their allies are trying to oust Walker from office as payback for his law stripping public workers of their union rights.


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