Maddow: WI GOPers Offered Voters Free Shots of Booze in Exchange for Recall Signatures

Last night the beloved and influential Rachel Maddow updated viewers on the fallout from the Great Republican Over-Reach of 2011 -- specifically, the dueling recall efforts happening in the state. As we know, liberal organizations have successfully pulled together enough signatures to try to recall four state Republicans. Now, as Maddow reports, right-leaning Walker supporters have countered that effort by collecting sufficient signatures to get three Democrats on the ballot as well.

The Democrats have little to worry about; the voters in their districts are majority anti-Walker. In fact, Republicans apparently had to give out free shots of boozeto get enough signatures against the Democrats. Maddow has all the details on that hilariously sad development, including audio of some WI voters receiving their free booze while, it seems, having no idea what they're being asked to sign. ("What are we recalling?" "It's all political stuff. We don't know.") Watch the segment here:

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AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at April 22, 2011, 4:06am

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