Friday, March 30, 2012

WI to Walker: 'Time's up!'

Actually, only four fake names.
Wisconsin's elections board today officially ordered the recall election of Dairyland Dictator Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and four anti-worker state senators. Walker's Waterloo is scheduled for June 5, while the state senators will meet theirs on May 8.

What is truly amazing is the integrity of the 900,000+ signatures collected by 30,000 volunteers. Only four were potentially fake, according to the elections board lawyer. (Fungky Van Den Elzen was deemed a real name.)

A new poll shows Walker would lose to a generic Democrat. According to National Journal,
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is running neck-and-neck against a generic Democratic opponent in a new NBC News/Marist survey of the state's all-but-certain recall election released on Friday morning.
A generic Democrat holds a small lead over Walker -- 48 percent to 46 percent -- which falls within the poll's margin of error. Independents are split, with 45 percent favoring Walker and 46 percent going for the Democrat.
Voters are similarly split evenly when it comes to Walker's job approval numbers: Forty-eight percent approve of the job he is doing while 48 percent disapprove.
Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk is the current frontrunner on the Democratic side, but she may soon get some company in the Democratic race from another big name. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who lost to Walker in 2010, will announce before Tuesday whether he will run. 
StandUpWisconsin tweeted it best:
Time to turn up the volume! Ramp up the action! Get out the vote & #reclaimWI!