Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Going over the Top: Phoenix, Wisconsin and the Signature Requirement

I've received a number of questions about signature gathering. Many people (obviously not from NY) seem to wonder why the Wisconsin parties are gathering thousands more signatures than necessary. This recall campaign in Phoenix shows why. More than 4,000 signatures were handed in. They only needed 2,329. But the City Clerk's office must have invalidated close to half of the signatures, as the recall failed.  It could be that the signatures were highly suspect, or it could be that Phoenix has a much more stringent signature requirement than Wisconsin. But it does show why you want to be get plenty of signatures.

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