Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Addressing readers' concerns, I offer up some insight into how I gathered this story and what it says about where we are as a state.
I’ve been holding off on writing a commentary about the story I broke about the person who claimed he collected recall petitions, but wasn’t going to turn them into the recall committee. A number of people who have read the stories have questioned whether or not the person is really a democratic plant, why I chose to go with the story without having seen the documents personally, and why I haven’t turned him into the authorities. These are all very good questions and I have been addressing these issues through email, but I had to sort out my own thoughts a little before answering them publicly. The short answer to the first question is: I know this person. He’s a professional acquaintance of mine that I’ve had numerous conversations with …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
One Wisconsin Now calls on all recall supporters to be vigilant, but only one instance of actual recall destruction found.
Wisconsin recall supporters outed an anonymous Facebook group called Operation Burn Notice on Tuesday as a coordinated effort designed to destroy petitions signed to force Gov. Scott Walker and other Wisconsin Republicans out of office. Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, denounced the anonymous group, in a Madison press conference. "We cannot allow democracy to be threatened by those who would illegally destroy recall petitions with valid signatures on them," Ross said. "We intend to keep the public informed about its rights during the signature gathering process and alert those who would engage in illegal conduct that they do so at their own peril." One Wisconsin Now, a pro-recall group, is offering a reward for anyone …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
State officials say they have been putting in overtime to review the petitions, but they don't have enough staff to do them concurrently.
Recall petitions filed with the General Accountability Board against three more Republicans in the State Legislature are expected to be approved today. According to a story by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, an official with the GAB said they haven't yet reviewed petitions filed to recall Democrats. The recall efforts stem from the contraversial Budget Repair Bill, which restricted collective bargaining rights for most public employees. Here's the story: GAB expected to OK recalls against 3 more Republicans