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For days now, Scott "Hosni" Walker, newly elected Governor of Wisconsin, is trying to make the point that Workers' Collective bargaining rights somehow caused the state's deficit when it's his tax cuts.

As noted by  ThinkProgress , many Protesters in Madison and elsewhere in Wisconsin are calling for Governor Walker to be recalled.

Even if Governor Scott "Hosni" Walkin can't be recalled until next January in 2012, according to Wisconsin's law, any other elected officials can be recalled.

In fact according to the  2010 Wisconsin Code Chapter 9 :

(a) The qualified electors of the state, of any county, city, village, or town, of any congressional, legislative, judicial, town sanitary, or school district, or of any prosecutorial unit may petition for the recall of any incumbent elective official by filing a petition with the same official or agency with whom nomination papers or declarations of candidacy for the office are filed demanding the recall of the officeholder.
(b) Except as provided in par. (c), a petition for recall of an officer shall be signed by electors equal to at least 25% of the vote cast for the office of governor at the last election within the same district or territory as that of the officeholder being recalled.
(s) No petition for recall of an officer may be offered for filing prior to the expiration of one year after commencement of the term of office for which the officer is elected.

The last paragraph explains why Scott Walker can't at this moment be recalled until January 2012. But According to Think Progress,eight of Scott Walker’s Republican allies in the state senate have served at least one year of their current term which makes them eligible for a recall petition right now. And Democrats will only need to win 3 out of these 8 seats to regain the majority in the senate.

The eight Republicans who can be recalled right now are:

Robert Cowles
Alberta Darling
Sheila Harsdorf
Luther Olsen
Randy Hopper
Glenn Grothman
Mary Lazich
Dan Kapanke

Originally posted to LaurenMonica on Fri Feb 18, 2011 at 08:32 AM PST.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive, Badger State progressives, and Progressive Hippie.

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