The Wisconsin Democratic Party has until Tuesday to submit at least 540,208 signatures in order to seek a recall of first-term Republican Governor Scott Walker, who drew the ire of labor unions and public school teachers after he stripped public employees of their collective bargaining rights.
The party has said that it is confident that it will have the signatures needed and has said it is working to significantly exceed the required number.
The number of required signatures is equal to one quarter of the number of votes cast for governor in the previous election.
"We think we are going to hit or exceed 720,000 signatures. I think it's going to be a very impressive number that we hand in beyond any challenge that this election is going to happen," Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate told CNN affiliate WTMJ.
Walker's administration gained national attention last year when he, along with Republican legislators, pushed forward a bill to cut state workers' collective bargaining rights. That bill was signed into law in March, following weeks of protests at the state capitol building in Madison.
This would be the first time in Wisconsin's history that a governor has faced recall.
In fact, there have only been two successful gubernatorial recalls in United States history, that of California Governor Gray Davis in 2003 and that of North Dakota Governor Lynn Frazier in 1921.FULL STORY