It may now be more likely that Big Labor can force a recall of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, thanks to the actions of an unelected board of election overseers.
From our MacIver News Service
Board’s Action Done without Legislative Direction
[Madison, Wisc...] A political opponent of Scott Walker succeeded Monday in convincing the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board to make it easier to hold recall elections in the state.
The Board voted in favor of a request of Patrick Williams of WisconsinRecall.net to allow single-signature petitions forms to be submitted and accumulated as a part of an effort to force recall elections.
The single-signature form is the first step in facilitating the collection of recall signatures online, rather than in person. However, while the GAB has approved the one-signature petition collection, the Board did not take a position on Mr. Williams’ specific proposed online process for petition circulation.
They did not, however, rule against Mr. Williams’ or any possible online signature collection processes; leaving the door open to the possibility that lawmakers could be recalled via online petitions.
“I can’t believe you are considering this,” warned Ardis Cerny. “Do you realize the Pandora’s Box you are opening up? The unintended consequences here are enormous.”