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Elections board votes for May 8, June 5 recalls


Wisconsin election officials will ask a judge on Wednesday to allow for recall elections to be on May 8 and June 5, a week later than is currently required.

The Government Accountability Board voted unanimously Monday to seek those dates for any primary and general election in up to six recall elections. Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess would have to agree to the later dates. As it stands now, the recalls would have to be on May 1 and May 29.

The board on Monday ordered recall elections against four Republican state senators. Board staff is still reviewing signatures on recall petitions against Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.

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