Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wisconsin group offers $10K reward for info about destroyed recall petitions


By Eric W. Dolan/Raw Story

The group One Wisconsin Now announced Tuesday it would offer a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of any individual guilty of fraudulently destroying or defacing recall petitions.
“We cannot allow democracy to be threatened by those who would illegally destroy recall petitions with valid signatures on them,” said Scot Ross, One Wisconsin Now Executive Director. “We intend to keep the public informed about its rights during the signature gathering process and alert those who would engage in illegal conduct that they do so at their own peril.”
Wisconsin Democrats on November 15 launched a campaign to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. Before the recall campaign even began, there werereports that conservative activists were plotting on Facebook to sabotage the recall effort by destroying petitions.
The group One Wisconsin Now announced Tuesday it would offer a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of any individual guilty of fraudulently destroying or defacing recall petitions.
“We cannot allow democracy to be threatened by those who would illegally destroy recall petitions with valid signatures on them,” said Scot Ross, One Wisconsin Now Executive Director. “We intend to keep the public informed about its rights during the signature gathering process and alert those who would engage in illegal conduct that they do so at their own peril.”
Wisconsin Democrats on November 15 launched a campaign to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. Before the recall campaign even began, there werereports that conservative activists were plotting on Facebook to sabotage the recall effort by destroying petitions.
Both Republicans and Democrats claimed victory in the recall elections. But Democrats noted that 5 of 6 recall elections took place in Republican-leaning districts, exposing the vulnerability of Republicans in the 2012 elections. In total, Democrats won 5 of the 9 recall contests.
Watch the group’s press conference below:



Post a Comment