Governor Scott Walker chimes in on the recall efforts against a number of state Senators and a statewide recount in the Supreme Court race.
Sixteen Senators are targeted for recall, eight Democrats for leaving town to delay vote on the budget repair bill and eight Republicans for backing the measure and its union cutbacks.
Walker says in the past lawmakers have faced recall elections after instances of misconduct in office and not over a single vote.
“At some point if you have a recall after every vote, you could have those continuously, one-after-another-after-another and it makes it very hard in a Republic for things to get done.”
The Republican Walker says some could argue that the move – by Senate Democrats to flee the state for three weeks- as misconduct in office but that will be up to voters to decide.
While Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate JoAnne Kloppenberg is requesting a statewide recount of the election, Walker says such a process would carry a price tag of an estimated $1 million.”At a time when we’re crunched for money it may not be the best use of those dollars.”
In the last 30 years, no candidate in the country has overcome a deficit that’s even close to the 7,300 votes the challenger is facing against incumbent Justice David Prosser according to Walker, but adds Kloppenburg “certainly has the legal right” to ask for a recount.