Wisconsin Democrats Challenge Fake Recall Candidates

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Democrats have asked state election officials to keep six Republicans running as Democrats off this spring's recall ballots.

Democrats have forced Republican Gov. Scott Walker, Republican Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and four GOP state senators into recalls to punish them for passing a law that stripped public workers of their union rights.

Six Republicans are running as Democrats to ensure a Democratic primary in each race. The Democrats' attorney, Jeremy Levinson, filed a complaint with the Government Accountability Board Thursday asking the board to disqualify them, saying they falsely represented themselves as Democrats when they were collecting nomination signatures.

GAB spokesman Reid Magney says the board will consider the complaint at a meeting next week.

State Republican Party spokesman Ben Sparks didn't immediately return a message.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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