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Wis. gov: Redistricting, recalls mean confusion


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says new legislative boundaries could create confusion in possible recall elections next year.

Democrats have vowed to recall Walker and other Republican lawmakers over the governor's contentious collective bargaining law.

Complicating matters, however, is a law Republicans passed this year redrawing legislative district boundaries to reflect population shifts. State election officials say legislators targeted in recall elections scheduled before Nov. 6, 2012, would run in their old districts. If lawmakers face a recall election after that date, they would run under their new boundaries.

The policy wouldn't affect a Walker recall because that would be a statewide race. Still, the governor says local election officials are worried the policy could confuse them and voters in legislative recalls. He says most people are just tired of endless elections.

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