Wisconsin election staff have so far determined that there are sufficient signatures submitted to recall four Republican state Senators -- an important first step, pending further challenges, before the wave of state recalls can be officially green-lit.
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As the La Crosse Tribune reports, staff at the state Government Accountability Board, which oversees elections, counted sufficient signatures against state Sen. Dan Kapanke and three other Republicans. GAB spokesman Reid Magney confirmed to TPM that the three others are Randy Hopper, Luther Olsen and Sheila Harsdorf.
In addition, the board staff are still reviewing signature numbers against Republicans Alberta Darling and Rob Cowles, and Democrats Dave Hansen, Robert Wirch and Jim Holperin.
This action does not by itself trigger the recalls -- challenges to the signatures will be reviewed at official board meetings on May 23 and May 31, with the board on a timeline to hold the recalls on July 12.