Walker campaign argues for more time to review recall petitions
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker's campaign is set to argue in court for a two-week extension in the time it has to review an estimated 1 million signatures on recall petitions.
Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess scheduled a hearing for Friday.
Walker's campaign says the ordering of any election would not be substantively delayed by its request. But Democrats say it is a "virtual certainty" that if approved any recall election would be delayed.
Niess already has granted Walker 30 days to review the petitions. If Walker is given another two weeks, his deadline for filing challenges would be pushed from Feb. 27 to March 12.
It takes 540,208 signatures to trigger a recall election. Petition circulators say they turned in about 1 million.