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Election Officials Eye May 8 for Recall Primaries, June 5 for General Election

The Government Accountablity Board says recalls against four Republican senators can move forward; 25,495 of the roughly 931,000 Gov. Walker recall petition signatures — not 1 million — have been struck.

Election officials are homing in on an early June general election for Wisconsin’s next wave of recall votes.

The state Government Accountability Board, the non-partisan agency that oversees elections, met Monday to discuss , but also to settle issues surrounding recall efforts against Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.

While the dates aren’t definitive, the GAB is eyeing a June 5 general election date, with primaries on May 8.

The board won't formally approve the dates until petitions against Walker and Kleefisch are verified, as it wants to schedule all summer recalls for the same day. However, the dates still require the approval of a Dane County judge before moving forward.

On Monday, the board voted unanimously to ask a Dane County judge for an 11-day extension for vetting Walker and Kleefisch recall petitions — a change from Friday, when GAB Director .

In late January, Dane County Judge Richard Niess granted the GAB 61 days to vet petitions, ending March 19. Under state law, the GAB originally had 31 days to review the petitions.

Under the current deadline, a primary would occur on May 8 and general election on May 29.

A hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday in Dane County Circuit Court before Judge Niess, where he will rule on the board’s request.

A recall election must be held on the Tuesday six weeks after the officials certify that the petitions to be valid and orders a recall, according to state statues.

The four state Republican senators targeted for recall issued legal challenges regarding validity of signatures, which election officials denied. Within the challenges, the lawmakers asked the GAB incorporate the findings the , and consider any challenges to the petitions the group would file.

Election officials have already said they would not accept third-party challenges offered by Walker, but say they are interested in reviewing the group's results for instances of possible fraud.

The effort to recall Walker began on Nov. 15, with organizers having 60 days to collect a little more than 540,000 signatures.

With great fanfare organizers claimed to have , but Kennedy said on Monday the actual total was 931,042.

Election workers have struck 25,495 signatures thus far, leaving 905,547.

In addition, GAB staff has eliminated 29,125 signatures from the 842,860 submitted by Kleefisch recall organizers, still leaving 813,735.

morninmist March 13, 2012 at 05:44 PM
And the WI TeaRepublicans and Walker support this demeaning bill! http://glenn-grothman-watch.blogspot.com/2012/03/glenn-grothman-women-trained-to-lie.html .......Wisconsin Senator Who Introduced Anti-Single Parent Bill Says Women 'Trained' To Lie About Planned Pregnancies | rightwingwatch.org Wisconsin state senator Glenn Grothman went on the Alan Colmes show on Friday to discuss a controversial new bill he authored that would require the state’s Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board to officially label single parenthood as “a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect.” The bill was seen as a slap in the face to single parents in Wisconsin, who are raising 31 percent of children in the state. Grothman told Colmes that the country’s out-of-wedlock birth rate is the “choice of the women,” who should be “educated that this is a mistake.” When Colmes countered with statistics about the high number of pregnancies that are unintended, Grothman said that many women are “trained” to lie and say that their planned pregnancies are actually unintended: You can read the rest at the site. Gack.
James R Hoffa March 13, 2012 at 06:26 PM
@morninmist - War on women??? Your spin cycle is stronger than the one on my washing machine!
James R Hoffa March 13, 2012 at 06:28 PM
@morninmist - We already discussed the Grothman bill in detail on a dedicated board - I guess you missed that one. But thanks for all of the off-topic unsolicited trolling!
Steve March 13, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Don't hold your bathroom break on it. Lies, like we see here every day, are the only way to tarnish such an impressive turnaround we have seen. Plus the more and more those goons talk the worse they come off. They remind me of any typical left wing liberal blogger. Maybe they were picked for their post count. It's surprising they actually hold the "position" they do with their infinite lack of common sense. Or they really do know what is going on and have to create the lie to make it sound bad. Either way you can go in circles with these ass hats all day.
Steve March 13, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Hoffa is the best choice
Steve March 13, 2012 at 06:56 PM
BREAKING VIDEO !!!!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ISKQD7ytSk&feature=player_embedded#!
James R Hoffa March 13, 2012 at 06:58 PM
@Steve - What gives? The Patch deleted the picture that you posted over on the "Voter ID Law Struck Down for Second Time" board and my comment about such picture!
Steve March 13, 2012 at 07:12 PM
lol, heather is still hurt for burning her on that state seal picture. They may try and delete us soon in real life. They would rather see a drive by RSS twitter feed crap poster than someone with an accurate illustrative sense of humor. ~ In Solidarity my friend
James R Hoffa March 13, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Battle of the video links - morninmist vs. Steve - Round 1 morninmist video: a bunch of out-of-context statements Steve video: an accurate in context montage of statements Round 1 Winner: STEVE Try again morninmist!
James R Hoffa March 13, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Man, if dividing the vote wasn't such a dangerous proposition in the current political arena, I'd flirt with idea of running an independent campaign and candidacy. Too bad I can't challenge Dale Schultz in a primary contest.
James R Hoffa March 13, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Always in Solidarity my friend, always!
mau March 13, 2012 at 08:11 PM
What's the big rush and why do all the elections have to be held on the same day.
Steve March 13, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Cheaper to do them on the same day.
morninmist March 13, 2012 at 09:17 PM
No spin at all. The WI FitzWalkerstan has created the war on women. One Wisconsin Now ‏ @onewisconsinnow Assembly GOP legislative scoreboard for day: bills attacking women's health = 3; bills creating jobs = 0 ... nice priorities #wiunion ................ James R Hoffa 1:26 pm on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @morninmist - War on women??? Your spin cycle is stronger than the one on my washing machine!
Clark March 13, 2012 at 09:45 PM
'We have over 1,000,000 signatures'- gee no wonder they can't balance a budget without raising taxes-- THEY CAN'T EVEN COUNT TO A MILLION!!
James R Hoffa March 13, 2012 at 09:49 PM
@morninmist - That's odd, I seem to recall someone telling me that the only political/ideological wars going on existed in my "vile mind." morninmist 6:36 am on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Oh James There is only a war in your vile mind. No one I know has declared war nor do we want a war. Peace. Once again, Hoffa has proven that your side takes things out of context and declares them to be war in an effort to divide us. And yet, you keep on insisting that it's Walker and the GOP that's dividing us - ha! When will you wake up morninmist?
Bren March 13, 2012 at 10:06 PM
Interesting. Abortion is wrong, out-of-wedlock birth is a "mistake." I would place poverty as the number one factor in child abuse and neglect--deficits in the physical, emotional, and spiritual care that is needed for a sense of security and wellbeing. I'm not sure how a bill such as this would lead to stability in a single-family home. Many female Heads of Households do not assume that mantle of responsibility out of choice. Divorce, spousal death, etc., also create single mothers. I know many single mothers and one single dad. None of them chose this path for their families.
morninmist March 14, 2012 at 11:39 AM
@bren I believe poverty is the primary reason as you say. @hoffa I mentioned Grothman as another good reason for the Walker and his TeaRepug recall!!
morninmist March 14, 2012 at 12:19 PM
@ hoffa Walker's specialty is dividing groups and he has once again did it (with the help of the TeaRepug legislature). As the sweet tweet below illustrates, there is a war on women -and ALEC is leading it. Therefore, Walker and his TeaRepups will push what they think they can get!--as they are of the same vile mentality! amaeryllis ‏ @amaeryllis sometimes you need illustration to appreciate the absurdity. #waronwomen RT @felixsalmon: Doonesbury nails it: http://bit.ly/Ai1hJK http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17gbnyv0yzhevjpg/original.jpg And Representative Roys nails it last evening: Kelda Helen Roys ‏ @keldahelenroys And, goodnight. I'm headed to bed for a few hours before the #waronwomen resumes Thursday. And a few tweets that ring true:!! DefeatVos DefeatVos ‏ @DefeatVos Big mistake, WisGOP, admitting you are forcing your religious beliefs on others. Big mistake. Political suicide. #WarOnWomen #wiunion #GOP has yet to find a war they don't like #WarOnScience #waronwomen #waronkids #waroniraq #waronterror #waronequality #drugwar #p2 Brett Hulsey Brett Hulsey ‏ @BrettHulseyWI Only jobs bills we have seen tonight are the attack jobs by the #GOP with their #waronwomen
James R Hoffa March 14, 2012 at 05:33 PM
@Clark - All too true and very nice!
James R Hoffa March 14, 2012 at 05:41 PM
@Bren & morninmist - All of life is a choice, it's the only true freedom that anyone really has. Just because certain people have chosen to accept their situation instead of making the choice to change it for the better is not the responsibility of the masses/government to rectify. All government should do is create a landscape that provides an equal opportunity for one to succeed, and not an equality of outcome as such outcome is dependent upon the choices made by the individual and all choices have consequences. We should all do whatever we can to maximize the positive consequences while minimizing the negative ones.
James R Hoffa March 14, 2012 at 05:44 PM
@morninmist - You obviously fail at logic my friend! Out one side of your mouth, you claim there are no wars being waged while out the other side of your mouth you perpetuate the falsity of a war against women. Again, who's the one who's "specialty is dividing?" Try again.
morninmist March 14, 2012 at 05:53 PM
As I have said before Hoffa The war is being waged on women by Walker and his TeaRepugs got that now? Stop twisting and spinning and it might hit your mind!! ......... James R Hoffa 12:44 pm on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @morninmist - You obviously fail at logic my friend! Out one side of your mouth, you claim there are no wars being waged while out the other side of your mouth you perpetuate the falsity of a war against women. Again, who's the one who's "specialty is dividing?" Try again.
Born Free March 15, 2012 at 12:39 AM
@morinmist, you must be one of those political correctness police. It's apparent that you progressiver liberals see Gov Walker as a politically incorrect Republican. He probably won't argue. The Qur'an: Qur'an (4:11) - (Inheritance) "The male shall have the equal of the portion of two females" (see also verse 4:176). In Islam, sexism is mathematically established. Since you Democrates got it in your head that he's against womens rights is Walker a Muslim? Your conundrum. Political correctness extends to tolerating both Islam/Muslims and womens rights. Explain to the audiance how you can tolerate Islam in this country while supporting womens rights in this country when both are diametrically opposed to each other. Where are you lefties coming from? You don't know but that's because political correctness has made you intellectually impotent. Lefties have such a desperate need to "FIT IN", not be the odd man out, to be cool - - the sheeple.
morninmist March 17, 2012 at 10:28 AM
Any guesses? DefeatVos ‏ @DefeatVos One year ago: GOP-19 and Dems-14. Now? GOP-16 and Dems-16. And, on June 5th, #wiunion?
morninmist March 17, 2012 at 10:34 AM
Galloway resigns, Prosser ethics complaint filed, TeaGOP loses control of Senate, John Doe investigation= Walker's wheels are falling off. It is people vs the money now!! DefeatVos ‏ @DefeatVos "The wheels coming off Scott Walker's car..." - John Nichols http://on.msnbc.com/xncoCn #wiunion @wegoted @edshow http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45755822/ns/msnbc_tv-the_ed_show/#46766560
Bucky March 17, 2012 at 09:13 PM
It's another Great Day is Wisconsin ... Mist.
morninmist March 18, 2012 at 11:52 PM
I missed the show today but this is very interesting interview today: http://www.politiscoop.com/us-politics/wisconsin-politics/820-train-wreck-averted-senator-carpenter-speaks-on-mining.html ..........Gousha : "let me jump in on that 17-16 vote - and the story goes that it came to the floor for a vote because they had been assured you were going to vote YES on the measure, that you would vote for the JFC version of the mining reform legislation. Did you ever tell anybody you were going to vote for that piece of legislation?" Carpenter: “ I always told them I would be very interested in a bill that took care of the some of the interests of Milwaukee, the manufacturing base, job training, the welders that are needed for this process. I also was told there were negotiations, serious negotiations that were going on over the weekend beforehand with Sen. Schultz and Senator Jauch, I was told that neither Shultz nor Jauch were talked to by the Governor and other folks and one of the ideas was, there would be, movement on several fronts, and just before the vote took place on the adoption of the JFC version which was 189 pages, it was slapped down before us, just before the vote and so to me there was a lot of... I think if the Governor, like Tommy Thompson, would have stepped forward, there would have been something ironclad to work out, gone to the floor and we wouldn't be in this situation and the bill would have passed....
Mike in OC March 19, 2012 at 05:16 AM
sounds to me like Carpenter is a coward.... just like Larson.
morninmist March 19, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Never trust the TeaGOP to tell the truth Bring on the elections! ........................ StandUp4People ‏ @StandUpWis Sen Galloway admits 2 WPR that #WIrecall played significant part in her resignation #WIpolitics #ReclaimWI #WIunion #recallwalker #Wisconsin

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