MADISON, Wis. - Gov. Scott Walker wants an additional two weeks to review signatures on recall petitions, saying he doesn't have enough time to go over the estimated 1 million signatures submitted last month.
Walker's request made in Dane County circuit court was to be considered Friday.
A judge had already granted Walker 30 days to review the petitions. That is 20 days more than the law requires. If Walker is given another two weeks, his deadline for filing challenges would be pushed from Feb. 27 to March 12.
Recall organizers have five days after that to respond to the challenges and Walker's campaign has another two days to rebut that.
The Government Accountability Board has until March 19 to determine whether the necessary 540,208 signatures were collected to call an election.
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