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Recall efforts against state senators fall short, but one may not be over


MONONA (WKOW) -- Efforts to recall Democratic senators Spencer Coggs and Mark Miller came up short of the necessary signatures to force an election, but the effort against Miller may not be over.

Organizers in that recall fell about 300 signatures short of the 20,350 required by the time their deadline expired Tuesday.

"We knew when we started this, we had a big job ahead of us, but we did it because we felt it was the right thing to do," said recall organizer Dave Onsager.

But the group can still file most of their petitions, according to the Government Accountability Board. That's because a second recall effort against Miller was organized shortly after theirs, and that one has until May 4th to file.

A spokesperson from the GAB says signatures can be combined as they long as they were collected within 60 days of the May 4th deadline.

Other recall efforts have fallen by the wayside in recent days. On Monday, petitions against Democratic senators Fred Risser and Lena Taylor expired before reaching their quota.

Recall petitions have been filed against an unprecedented eight state senators so far: five Republicans and three Democrats.

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