More than 24,000 signatures are being submitted to force a recall election of Republican state Sen. Van Wanggaard of Racine.

Recall organizers are turning in the signatures Tuesday. They said there's no exact number yet because they're still counting.

Organizers need at least 15,353 valid signatures to trigger an election. They said their current count represents 156 percent of the required signatures.

The Government Accountability Board will review signatures to recall Wanggaard, three other Republican senators, Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.

Wanggaard told reporters Tuesday he has worked to balance the state budget without layoffs and a recall election could cost local governments in his district hundreds of thousands of dollars.

You might also like

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it clean. Exchange ideas and opinions on posted articles. Don't promote products or services, impersonate other site users, register multiple accounts, threaten or harass others, post vulgar, abusive, obscene or sexually oriented language. Don't post content that defames or degrades anyone. Don't repost copyrighted material; link to it. In other words, stick to the topic and play nice. Report abuses by clicking the button. Users who break the rules will be banned from commenting. We no longer issue warnings. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.