Kraft weighs in on Walker camp’s lack of challenge to recall signatures
Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign didn’t take lightly the decision not to challenge signatures on statewide recall petitions, Prof. Emeritus Michael Kraft on Monday told WFRV News, but reviewing all 1 million-plus would have been a significant challenge in the time frame allotted. “No doubt they will find some that are duplicate and some that are not right,” Kraft said, “but they have to find almost half of them to be invalid not to go forward.” The state’s Government Accountability Board has until March 19 to determine whether enough valid signatures exist, and if so, an election would be held six weeks later. The Walker camp’s decision also might have a tactical element, Kraft added. “It may well be that this is a strategic decision to move up the date of the election,” he said. “By not challenging signatures, maybe the election takes place a little sooner.” Full story.