John Nichols: Reveals "People Power" After 1 Million Sign Petition
Opponents of Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker have submitted more than a million signatures seeking his recall in a statewide vote. The million-plus signatures amount to nearly double the required number of 540,000 and may mark the largest recall effort in U.S. history. Walker is being challenged for pushing through a controversial law ending collective bargaining rights for most public workers. "Most people do not realize that those one million signatures represent almost a half of the electorate in Wisconsin," says John Nichols of The Nation magazine. "[Walker] will be forced to face a new election because he adopted the austerity measure of the Republican leadership of Washington and try to balance budgets on the back of public employees, tried to destroy their unions, try to cut school funding, and succeeded in cutting funding, and we are going to have a referendum on the most fundamental of economic issues."
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