Scott Walker Imports Voter Suppression Thugs in Wisconsin Recall
"The Embattled Wisconsin Governor Has Now Turned to Groups Known for Intimidating Voters."
February 28, 2012 -- "After Wisconsin news outlets reported Monday that Republican Governor Scott Walker would not be challenging recall petitions, the embattled governor quietly submitted a request asking that the state elections board accept challenges from an effort involving a Texas organization with a history of voter suppression.
On Monday morning, Walker spokeswoman Ciara Matthews announced "we are not filing any specific challenges to any specific signatures today," which led to a flurry of articles repeating the claim. Monday was the deadline for Walker to file challenges to the recall petitions. "That put us in an impossible timeline," she said. Walker's filing with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board says his campaign has only able to evaluate around 350,000 signatures, far short of the 540,000 minimum necessary for a recall.
However, Walker also asked the Board to take into account the findings of the
'Verify the Recall' initiative, a joint project between the Houston-based non-profit 'True the Vote' and the Wisconsin Tea Party groups, 'Grandsons of Liberty' and 'We The People of the Republic'. However, it now appears that Walker and others are working to distance themselves from 'True the Vote' and
it's parent group the King Street Patriots."