Four Wisconsin Republican lawmakers challenge recall signatures
MADISON, Wis (Reuters) – Four Wisconsin lawmakers targeted for possible recall later this year filed challenges on Thursday to the validity of thousands of signatures gathered to force the special elections, the state’s Government Accountability Board said.
Organizers of the drive to recall the four Republican state senators submitted more than 18,000 pages of signed petitions with the board last month. Thursday was the deadline for the four lawmakers, including Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, to lodge objections with the board.
In a statement, Fitzgerald cited “a wide range of irregularities, errors and outright falsehoods” in the petitions submitted to force him to defend his seat. He said he planned to challenge 4,300 of the signatures, which could be enough to derail the effort to unseat him.
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WUPN: Will the GAB play politics or do the job they were hired to do? No, they will abuse the laws they are sworn to uphold. All four senators will face recalls no matter how much rampant fraud there is.
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