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Julie Wells of United Wisconsin celebrates in the back of a moving van, Jan. 17, 2012, in Madison, Wis., that contains about 1 million signatures to recall Gov. Scott Walker.
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Supporters show up with boxes containing about one million signed recall petitions forms at the General Accounting Board in Madison, Wis. on Tuesday.
WTMJ-TV and JSOnline.com report that Groups seeking to recall Gov. Scott Walker submitted nearly twice as many signatures Tuesday as required to force an election, an overwhelming number that may make an election later this year inevitable. But Walker's opponents still must transform public outrage over his pushback against unions into actual votes to oust him from office.
If the governor is worried, he's not showing it: As petitions were delivered to election officials, he was out of state raising money to defend himself and the agenda that has made him a national conservative hero.
We’ve been covering the situation in Wisconsin for quite some time in PhotoBlog.
- Protesters pack the Wisconsin State Capitol in opposition to the elimination of collective bargaining for state workers
- Man stands on ledge at Wisconsin Capitol amid ongoing protest
- Wisconsin representatives set up desks outside Capitol
- Raucous crowds: Police remove protesters from Wis. Capitol
- Protesters spell out their grievances at the Wisconsin State Capitol
- After 40 hours of exhausting debate, Wisconsin representatives strike a deal