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June 5 – Night of the Living Recalls

June 5 – Night of the Living Recalls

Is the date the Wisconsin GAB is proposing for all recall elections, via TPM:

Wisconsin election officials have now closed in on a proposed date for holding the the state’s wave of recalls: June 5, an extension of one week.

The Government Accountability Board (GAB), the non-partisan agency that oversees elections in the state, met Monday to approve recalls against four Republican state senators. They also sought to resolve some of the issues surrounding the recalls of Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, before they officially trigger those recalls.

After discussion amongst the board, and questions with both Democratic and Republican attorneys, the board voted unanimously to ask a judge for a one-week extension — rather than two weeks, as the GAB staff had recommended.

Assuming that this request is granted, that means the primaries will be held on May 8, and the general election June 5.

What possibly could go wrong? (h/t Patricia)

A Wisconsin judge on Monday struck down the state’s voter identification law less than a week after another judge temporarily stopped it, complicating plans for state officials who want the law in place for the upcoming presidential primary.

Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess’ issued the permanent injunction, finding the law unconstitutional because it would abridge the right to vote.

He wrote in his eight-page ruling that “voter fraud is no more poisonous to our democracy than voter suppression.”

What possibly could go wrong?

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He wrote in his eight-page ruling that “voter fraud is no more poisonous to our democracy than voter suppression.”

Except we know the first is REAL, and the second mere speculation.

Plus, the second is amenable to nothing more complex than a few people being good neighbors…if indeed it is a problem at all.

In answer to your question nothing could possibly go wrogn…

Howz’ about we deed Wisconsin to Canada, let THEM sort it all out.

Captain Obvious | March 12, 2012 at 8:43 pm

He wrote in his eight-page ruling that “voter fraud is no LESS poisonous to our democracy than voter suppression.”


In his ruling, he decries the parsing of words by the defendants, yet he parses and cherry picks to claim the Constitution says what it means. But “Establishing Residency” and “Registration of Electors” can both indicate that photo ID is acceptable. This is strictly partisan because they know they can’t unseat Walker with photo ID. This will result in the Senate changing hands, Walker being unseated and Obama winning in November. I am certain there is a Federal Judgeship in it for Niess.

Just incredible! the State turns a blind eye to the fraud in the recall petitions and opens the door wider to sanction – by winking and nodding – voter fraud. Can this be appealed to a higher court?

    retire05 in reply to logos. | March 12, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Why are you surprised? Today, the DoJ announced that it was invalidating the Texas Photo I.D. voter law because it disenfranchised Hispanic voters and claimed that there was no widespead voter fraud in Texas.

    Unfortunately, for the DoJ, Attorney General Greg Abbott, a brilliant lawyer who won the Texas Ten Commandment’s case, is on top of this. Any voter in Texas, who does not possess a valid driver’s license because they don’t drive, can get a state I.D. at the DMV FOR FREE.

    The problem is that the Democrat Party is trying to do all it can to suppress the votes of legal Texans. Our primary has been shoved back to May 29th, from the first week in April, just one week before our TxGOP convention, making selecting delegates almost impossible.

    Obama is going to pull out all the stops to try to turn red states blue, and rid himself of those state Republicans who are a thorn in his side. 2012 is going to prove to be the most corrupt election in our national history.

BannedbytheGuardian | March 12, 2012 at 9:16 pm

I fail to understand how a lowly Judge can decree that state legislature is not valid.

stevewhitemd | March 12, 2012 at 9:45 pm

“voter fraud is no more poisonous to our democracy than voter suppression.”

It does seem that that is a judgment for the legislature to make, not a judge. The legislature made it, and the judge shut them down.

Why bother having a legislature and a governor? Just let the judges run the state.

Wisconsin voters need to keep track of these judges, and vote them out at the next opportunity. This is an opportunity for a local Breitbart.

Kudos to the Houston based organization, True the Vote, which rallied thousands of volunteers to verify the recall petition signatures in Wisconsin.

True the Vote is a spin off of The King Street Patriots, and is now being attacked by the Democrat Party of Wisconsin, who is claiming that TTV has been caught in voter suppression, which is an absolute lie. If you are not aware of this group, you should be as they are leading the way in making sure that no matter which party you belong to, your vote counts and is not disenfranchised by illegal voting.

Here are their findings on the recall petitions in Wisconsin:

Thanks to TTV, over 50,000 “Recall Scott Walker” petition signatures were found to be invalid.

I have to wonder if “Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show” were ever NOT stoned when performing. There is certainly no compelling evidence to the contrary.

I remember listening to this ( in Junior High School thinking of the love of my life even though I was only 14…

JimMtnViewCaUSA | March 12, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Our own Henry, on another blog, comments wittily
[The judge] really had to stretch — he cites original text in WI Constitution and says requiring ID isn’t in it. He didn’t say why I need a permit and photo ID to carry a weapon though.

The rumor is that the Democrats are upset about a June 5 election because school will be out and the students will have gone home.

What am I missing here? SCOTUS has already ruled that Indiana’s voter ID law is constitutional.

So what could possibly be so different about the Wisconsin and Texas Laws? If a judge looked for precedent as might be expected – it is already in the legal Nexis-Lexus.

When they start trucking in voters, watch out.

I donated to both Governor Scott Walker and Senate leader Scott Fitzgeralds websites this am. They need all the help they can get to defeat this “Mickey Mouse” recall.

Government Accountability Board. Is that like a Senate Ethics Committee?

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