Recall Election Ordered For Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

A recall election has been officially ordered against embattled first-term Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker after more than 900,000 signatures were collected on petitions to force a vote.

The Government Accountability Board voted 5-0 Friday to order the recall against the Republican, a move that's been expected for weeks given the high number of signatures gathered between November and January. It took 540,208 signatures to trigger a recall.

If a Democratic primary is necessary, it will be May 8. The actual recall vote then will be June 5.

Walker was targeted for recall after he pushed through a law last year that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for most state workers.

There have been only two successful recalls of governors in U.S. history.

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