Today, the Government Accountability Board voted to move ahead with the historic recall elections of Gov. Walker, Lt. Gov. Kleefisch and four State Senators -- Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, Sen. Van Wanggaard, Sen. Terry Moulton, and Sen. Pam Galloway. This morning the Board announced that it has verified enough signatures to trigger a people-powered recall election of Gov. Scott Walker, his second in command and four anti-worker legislators.
It is expected that final election dates will be set today and are anticipated to be:
- Tuesday, May 8: Primary election
- Tuesday, June 5: General election
The Board found that over 97% of signatures turned in to recall Gov. Walker were valid, finding only 5 fake names. Now, we continue to talk with our friends, family and neighbors about the importance of reclaiming our state by recalling Scott Walker.
Gov. Walker dismantled union rights for public employees, destroying a fundamental underpinning of our middle class communities. Under Walker, Wisconsin has lost more jobs than any other state in the nation!
The facts are clear: Gov. Walker is putting the interests of the 1% above the interests of the people. Gov. Walker increased taxes on the poor and elderly and made devastating cuts to our education and health care systems so that he could give billions in tax breaks to his corporate friends and allies. Wisconsin can’t wait, recall Walker on June 5.
(Middle Left Photo Credit: Wisconsin State Journal, GAB throws out few petition signatures; recommends Walker recall proceed)