The Government Accountability Board has received challenges of recall petitions from all four State Senators who have been targeted for recall election. The GAB has until March 19 to determine whether there are enough valid signatures to trigger recall elections. State law gives the recall petitioners five days to rebut the challenges, after which the officeholders will have two days to reply.
The senators facing recalls are Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau), Pam Galloway (R-Wausau), Terry Moulton (R-Chippewa Falls), and Van Wanggaard (R-Racine). Just one recalled senator will flip the majority in that chamber to the Democrats. Republicans have a 17-16 majority.
Under state law, the GAB can’t accept challenges from members of the public or third-party groups. Anyone who finds irregularities should contact the officeholder being targeted for recall. GAB says copies of the challenges will be posted to the Board’s website as soon as possible.