The Recall Election Against Scott Walker is Officially On

Staff at the Wisconsin state Government Accountability Board announced Thursday afternoon that the recall elections against Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefish will be triggered. A meeting Friday will make it official, but the announcement signals the end of the recall petition review by the non-partisan agency that oversees elections in the state.

This is after the GAB found valid signatures well beyond the 540,208 signatures on the petitions needed to hold the recalls. Right now primaries are planned for May 8 and a general recall election on June 5.

Meanwhile the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) filed a compliant with the GAB based on newly discovered documents revealing that numerous Wisconsin legislators have been the beneficiaries of corporate-funded gifts through their connections to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

Among the findings that promoted this latest complaint is evidence that ALEC was funding law-makers out-of-state travel expenses to fancy resorts for ALEC meetings with corporate lobbyists in addition to gifts and parties.

Wisconsinites have been fighting back against the pervasive and corrupting influence of ALEC and the Gov. Walker administration it bought for well over a year now. These developments are a good reminder that the process of reclaiming democracy is a slow and deliberate one, especially if it is to last.


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Gary A L.
Gary L5 years ago

Jeffrey W says
Being not a Democrat, racist, or progressive, I don't think they would welcome me either.

But having women beat up homeless men makes you ok Right NOT

Gary A L.
Gary L5 years ago

funny but isn't walker's cronies being indicted left and right (no pun intended) 16 for felonies hows that jeffie boy and the only thug here is you jeff and we have proof so when will you be going to jail ? soon I hope then the karl rove can send your checks to the jail were you'll be living

Vicki F.
Vicki F5 years ago

This has been an awesome response by the people who Governor Walker wanted to harm. Wisconsin has much to be proud of with this recall and I hope they will vote, vote and vote against Walker.

Carole L.
Carole L5 years ago

Jeffery W
“I didn't know that. How much do I get and who do I see about my check?”

So it seems you’re even dumber that we first thought.

Carole L.
Carole L5 years ago

steve R
“Good luck with that. As with many liberal ideas - the vast majority of Americans are NOT in favor of being FORCED to do ANYTHING they don't want to!”

so how liberal is government mandated rape with a transvaginal probe? Oh that’s right, if you have a uterus, it’s owned by the old white male party.

Tony C.
Tony C5 years ago

When you try and vote the party of NO out you better make sure that you can vote. Some States have changed their voter registration laws so that even if you wanted to vote you won't be able to. PLEASE CHECK the voter registration laws of the States that you live in NOW, so that you can have the right ID when it comes time to vote. PLEASE tell ALL your friends about this, especially students, seniors, immigrants and the poor. I am sure that the 1% will be flocking to the voting booths so that they can retain their power and money.The 99% had better start THINKING about what will happen if the republicans get in again. For example, no contraceptives which will lead to more people. Right now 8 BILLION PLUS. No abortions even for sick babies, unwanted babies because of rape or incest. No Jobs, undrinkable water because of fracking, war with Iran, no health care. Abstinence programs only, which do not work and many others. Sex Education is needed so that unwanted pregnancy and abortion can be lessened along with STD’S that can KILL your child. So if you don't vote and get as many as you can to vote along with you and the republicans get into power this may and probably will happen. Here is an idea, car pool with a car full to the voting booths (saves gas) and after you vote, have a party and KNOW that you have done your best for your country. Have a designated driver. PLEASE REMEMBER, DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE.

Carl Oerke
Carl O5 years ago

ALEC is at it again. They were instrumental in the passage of the "Stand Your Ground Laws" that lead to the execution of Trayvon Martin, the many state voter suppression policy's and now bribing Scott Walker and his cronies. Time for ALEC to take a fall just like Scott Walker and his Lt. Gov. Another one bites the dust after June 5th.

Marilyn L.
Marilyn L5 years ago

I like that, "reclaiming democracy", that's what 2012 should be all about. We don't need right wing rhetoric and lies, we need leadership and a vision for the future and a leader to get us there. Vote for any Democrat you can find.

Virginia B.
Virginia B5 years ago

My liberal / progressive confreres/sisters: we're wasting our breath. Beginning in the 18th century, and debated throughout the 19th century is the problem of "Reason vs Will". It was shown by a number of brilliant polemicists, that humans often don't operate under the influence of reason. It is will (i.e. our emotions) which always wins the day.
In order to appear to us that they are operating under the influence of reason, our trolls and, in general, defenders of Republicans and the sorry lot of Rep. presidential contenders, they offer websites and facts, which are only echo chambers of the Republican Party as certifiable facts. The important word here is "certifiable".

Jeffrey W.
Jeffrey W5 years ago

"Again you make claims, Jeffrey, but don't back them up. If you have evidence that Limbaugh is doing better than ever, then post it here."

Read more:

Even Media Matters admits it failed. It must be terrible to have to go around in denial as you do.

I posted this yesterday: