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Wis. board clears way for 3 GOP recall elections


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin board that oversees elections has rejected most challenges to recall efforts targeting three Republican state senators.

The Government Accountability Board's action Monday clears the way for recall elections on all three on July 12.

The recalls target Sens. Dan Kapanke of La Crosse, Randy Hopper of Fond du Lac and Luther Olsen of Ripon.

They are among nine lawmakers, six Republicans and three Democrats, targeted for recalls for their positions on GOP Gov. Scott Walker's proposal taking away collective bargaining rights from most state workers.

The board plans to evaluate the challenges to those six recall petitions at its May 31 meeting, and likely would certify all the petitions that same week.

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