Wisconsin will do anything to avoid holding special election

Scott Walker - Portrait

They know they can’t steal this one, so they are trying to stop it completely:

Suck it up, snowflake.

Fitzgerald wouldn’t offer an opinion on whether Reynolds’ ruling was a correct interpretation of the law, but said it creates headaches for local elections officials, particularly with possible overlapping nomination paper and absentee ballot deadlines for the August primary and November general election. He said Reynolds didn’t consider those practical effects in her ruling. “The logistics of this is very messy,” Fitzgerald said. “I don’t think Judge Reynolds considered that at all how this would transpire in the real world. … The average taxpayer is going to be like, ‘You’re kidding me.’”

It is not that hard to hold an election. Unless, of course, you don’t want to hold an election. Then it becomes very hard. And I’ve searched the law high and low and I have yet to find an exemption for a town clerk’s headaches. Try an aspirin and do your job.

Gov. Scott Walker holds democracy hostage, refuses to hold special elections

David and Charles Koch with their pet dog Scotty

Republican Wisconsin governor Scott Walker is refusing to hold special elections to fill state Senate seats, likely because he understands that his party is in danger of losing those seats. Now he’s being sued by former Attorney General Eric Holder for holding democracy hostage. Continue reading “Gov. Scott Walker holds democracy hostage, refuses to hold special elections”

Walker recall petition: a million to one

From ThinkProgress:

Activists working to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) filed petitions today with more than 1 million signatures to the state, close to double the almost they needed to begin the recall process and force Walker to stand for reelection in November. If successful, it would be the first gubernatorial recall in Wisconsin history, and only the third in U.S. history. The number of signatures comes close to the 1,128,941 votes Walker received, and was far more than the 540,000 needed.