Walker recall drive collects 10,000 signatures from Walworth County
ELKHORN Out of the one million signatures collected in 60 days during the petition drive to remove Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker from office, an estimated 10,000 signatures were collected by Walworth County volunteers, according to a story on the Huffington Post Politics blog by Mary Bottari.
The estimate is some 2,000 more than volunteers' goal. Ellen Holly, a United Wisconsin coordinator in Walworth County who is quoted in the story, said she was buoyed by the results, but still a bit sad to have to start a recall in the first place.
"I've never lived somewhere had I had to recall my government before," Holly said.
In Delavan, the town where Walker grew up, volunteers had set up a recall stop at Tower Park downtown, where circus-animal statues mark the city's circus heritage.
Holly called the site a "hot spot" for volunteers, adding their first day there drew plenty of traffic from drivers pulling up to sign the recall.
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There are currently 55,060 registered voters--with 21 new voters pending as of today -- according to the office of the county clerk in Walworth County.
In a Nov. 5, 2010 report from the state, the clerk's office noted that 35,118 county residents -- not including military or overseas personnel -- voted for Walker in the Nov. 2 election.
More: Live feed from the Government Accountability Board's recall center. WATCH