Walker Allies (Again) Urging People To Break WS Election Law

The allies of embattled Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker must be getting scared. They are urging supporters to write the name "Adolph Hitler" on recall petitions. This news--and a great photo of the flyer urging this silliness--can be seen on the Badger State blog, Blogging Blue.

This, of course, is not just silly--to use a far too charitable word--but is illegal. And the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, a panel of retired judges who are overseeing the process, issued this statement reminding folks that fraudulently signing petitions is a Class One felony

The Walker team knows it is hurtling toward a special election this spring that may very likely lead to the removal of their man from office. So if they can't stop the tidal wave of recall petitions, they want to discredit their review process. This bit of political theatre is like watching the Nutcracker for the zillionth time. 

Late last week, the GOP took the first step in this political dance, filing a lawsuit against the Government Accountability Board. And this week, the Democrats filed their response--seeking to join the case. 

Stay tuned, this dance will continue. 

AlterNet / By Steven Rosenfeld

Posted at December 21, 2011, 10:02am

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