Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Wisconsin: Petitioners claim they have enough signatures for Governor/LG; Strange Facebook claim throws statement into confusion

Petitioners are claiming that they have more than enough signatures to get recall efforts against Governor Tony Evers (D) and Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes (D) on the ballot, though later statements on Facebook is calling the claim into question. 

Petitioners need 668,327 signatures by October 27. One of the leaders has claimed that they have the signatures, but on Facebook she said that she was going to mislead the media, so not clear what that was about.

Wisconsin does have an unusual eligible voter law, which allows signatures to be counted if the signer is just eligible and not registered. Even so, we probably would expect that they need somewhere on the order of 725,000 signatures to succeed. 

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