Wisconsin Democrats say they have now collected more than enough signatures to recall state Sen. Dan Kapanke, less than half way through the statutory 60 day window for gathering signatures. The petitions are being filed today.
(ed.note: We’re trying to figure out now what the official terminology is in Wisconsin, whether he’s “recalled” when his continuance in office goes on the ballot or he’s only “recalled” if he loses that election.)
Late Update: An official from the State Elections office in Madison tells us they are not sure there’s an official terminology but they suggest “recall” as the verb for actually getting bounced whereas the successful collection of signatures ‘triggers a recall vote.’ So there you have it.
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