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GAB votes to allow recall against Galloway, 3 other senators

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The Wisconsin state elections board has voted unanimously to order recall elections against four Republican state senators.

The Government Accountability Board on Monday said enough signatures were gathered against each of the four lawmakers to order recall elections.

The date of those elections remains unknown. The board was to consider later Monday whether to agree with a staff recommendation that any primary elections be May 15 with the general elections June 12. Setting those dates would be up to a Dane County judge.

Elections board officials say they need more time to finish their review of signatures submitted seeking the recalls of Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.

The four targeted Republican senators are Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, Pam Galloway, Van Wanggaard and Terry Moulton.

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The Wisconsin state elections board has voted to allow a recall election against Republican state Sen. Pam Galloway of Wausau.

The Government Accountability Board on Monday agreed with staff analysis that more than enough valid signatures were submitted to schedule a recall election against Galloway. It previously agreed that recalls should be ordered for Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, and Sens. Van Wanggaard of Racine and Terry Moulton of Chippewa Falls.

Election officials want any recalls to be on May 15 and June 12. A judge was expected to consider that request on Wednesday.

The elections board on Monday determined that at least 18,511 signatures against Galloway were valid, far more than the 15,647 needed.

The board rejected broad arguments made by all four senators challenging thousands of signatures.

 

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The Wisconsin state elections board has voted to allow a recall election against Republican state Sen. Terry Moulton of Chippewa Falls.

The Government Accountability Board on Monday agreed with staff analysis that more than enough valid signatures were submitted to schedule a recall election against Moulton. It also agreed that a recall should be ordered for Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Sen. Van Wanggaard of Racine.

Election officials want any recalls to be on May 15 and June 12. A judge was expected to consider that request on Wednesday.

The elections board on Monday determined that at least 18,657 signatures were submitted against Moulton. Recall organizers needed 14,958 and they submitted 20,907.

The board rejected broad arguments made by all four senators challenging thousands of signatures.

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The Wisconsin state elections board has voted to allow a recall election against Republican state Sen. Van Wanggaard of Racine.

The Government Accountability Board on Monday agreed with staff analysis that more than enough valid signatures were submitted to schedule a recall election against Wanggaard. It previously agreed that a recall should be ordered for Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald.

Election officials want any primary election in the recalls to be on May 15 with a general election on June 12. A Dane County judge was expected to consider that request on Wednesday.

The elections board on Monday determined that at least 19,142 signatures were submitted against Wanggaard. Recall organizers needed 15,353 and submitted 23,712.

The board rejected broad arguments made by all four senators challenging thousands of signatures.

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The Wisconsin state elections board has voted to allow a recall election against Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald to proceed.

The Government Accountability Board on Monday agreed with staff analysis that more than enough valid signatures were submitted to schedule a recall election.

Election officials want any necessary primary election to be May 15 with a general election June 12. A Dane County judge was expected to consider that request Wednesday.

The elections board on Monday determined that at least 18,282 valid signatures were submitted to recall Fitzgerald. Recall organizers needed 16,742 signatures. They turned in 20,735.

The elections board plans to vote later Monday on allowing recalls against three other Republican senators to proceed.

The board rejected broad arguments made by all four senators challenging thousands of signatures.

 

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