Wisconsinites Collecting Walker Recall Signatures Get Death Threats

The campaign to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is going swimmingly well -- so well, in fact that it must be making someone (or a group of folks) incredibly nervous.

Raw Story reports:

Police in Sun Prairie, Wisc. said Monday they were investigating reports of death threats made against two activists supporting the recall of Gov. Scott Walker (R).

Wisconsin residents Heather DuBois Bourenane and Tom Peer, who live in Sun Prairie and Madison, respectively, said they received early morning phone calls on Thursday of last week warning that they would be murdered.

Peer says he was told, "If you don't stop circulating recall petitions, we will kill you."

You cancheck out this interview with both Peer and Bourenane on Daily Kos.

Let's hope that authorities take this seriously and find whomever is responsible for harassing and threatening law abiding citizens who are participating in our democracy. Or what's left of it. It's fine to disagree passionately and peacefully about politics, but to threaten someone's life over an election is absolutely heinous.  

AlterNet / By Tara Lohan

Posted at November 21, 2011, 1:55pm

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