HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » 2016 Postmortem (Forum) » Scott Walker Imports Vote...

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 10:16 PM

Scott Walker Imports Voter Suppression Thugs in Wisconsin Recall

From Alternet.org

"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."

Read more http://www.alternet.org/news/154334/scott-walker-imports-voter-suppression-thugs-

1 replies, 997 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply Scott Walker Imports Voter Suppression Thugs in Wisconsin Recall (Original post)
red dog 1 Feb 2012 OP
davidpdx Mar 2012 #1

Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 01:45 AM

1. Now that makes me want to throw up.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread