The deadline for Governor Scott Walker to challenge the more than one million signatures gathered to recall him from office came and went on Monday – with the Governor declining to challenge any of the signatures. That means the recall petitions only have one more hurdle to clear before a recall election date is set – and that’s state election officials who have until March 19th to validate the signatures.
Then the stage will officially be set – grassroots activism versus big corporate money. The Koch brothers have already pledged to do all they can to help Walker stay in office – and in a post-Citizens United world – they have a much, much louder voice than ordinary Wisconsinites. But something tells me the millions of working people across Wisconsin who spearheaded this effort won’t let democracy be stolen.