Record Number of Wisconsin Legislators Face Recall Over Anti-Union Bill

Record Number of Wisconsin Legislators Face Recall Over Anti-Union Bill

Record Number of Wisconsin Legislators Face Recall Over Anti-Union Bill

Unlike grassroots efforts to recall Republican state senators over their support for Governor Walker’s anti-labor bill, efforts by Republicans to recall Democratic state senators may have involved fraudulent methods.


Three more Wisconsin Republican state senators who voted for Governor Scott Walker’s anti-labor bill have been approved by the Government Accountability Board to face recall elections. At this point, recall efforts against Democratic and Republican state senators are under way, but The Nation‘s John Nichols on The Ed Show makes a key distinction. The petitions to recall Republican state senators were gathered through grassroots campaigning. Petitions gathered to recall Democratic state senators, on the other hand, were collected by out-of-state people who may have used fraudulent methods.

—Kevin Gosztola

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