Greg Sargent reports that the Wisconsin Democratic Party has collected almost half of the signatures necessary to hold recall elections for eight Republican state senators in Wisconsin.
"Dems have now collected over 56,000 signatures supporting the recall drives...after another surge in organizing activity over the weekend. That's up from rougly 14,000 after last weekend. This means Dems are well ahead of schedule: In each targeted district, Dems need to amass the required signatures -- 25 percent of the number who voted in the last gubernatorial election -- by a deadline of 60 days after first filing for recalls, which happened nearly two weeks ago. In other words, Dems are reporting they are nearly halfway to the finish line, with roughly three-fourths of the alloted time remaining."
What to watch: The next half of signatures will be harder to collect, especially if the protests begin to wane in the coming weeks. Whether Democrats sustain or lose momentum now that the bill has become law will be decisive.
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