The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB) are now eyeing June 5, as the date for state-wide recalls in Wisconsin. This includes the possible recall elections for Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.
Wisconsin election officials have now closed in on a proposed date for holding the the state’s wave of recalls: June 5, an extension of one week.
The Government Accountability Board (GAB), the non-partisan agency that oversees elections in the state, met Monday to approve recalls against four Republican state senators. They also sought to resolve some of the issues surrounding the recalls of Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, before they officially trigger those recalls.
After discussion amongst the board, and questions with both Democratic and Republican attorneys, the board voted unanimously to ask a judge for a one-week extension — rather than two weeks, as the GAB staff had recommended.
Assuming that this request is granted, that means the primaries will be held on May 8, and the general election June 5.
Yesterday, a Wisconsin judge struck down the state’s voter ID laws, calling it unconstitutional.