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Monday, November 28, 2011

Cypher Monday

by folkbum

I spent the day skeptical that the 300,000 number I was hearing--the purported number of signatures so far collected in the recall of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker--all day but then dammit if they didn't make it official.

Because it's Cypher Monday, time to do some cypherin': The signatures collector are not, as far as I have heard, verified, but if they're all good, that means that 55% of the needed signatures were gathered in 20% of the allotted time. Impressive. It also works out to about 25,000 signatures a day, or more than 1000 signatures an hour, assuming 24-hour signature gathering.

What I would like to see is a breakdown of where those signatures came from. No doubt Milwaukee and Dane are the bulk of it, but if there's a solid outstate distribution, too, that will be quite heartening.

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