Apr 9, 2012

Plain Text of Recall Language in the Wisconsin Constitution

Republicans frustrated with their inability to persuade fellow citizens NOT to recall Scott Walker really hate the Wisconsin Constitution.

Article XIII of the Wisconsin Constitution

XIII ... The qualified electors of the state, of any congressional, judicial or legislative district or of any county may petition for the recall of any incumbent elective officer after the first year of the term for which the incumbent was elected, by filing a petition ...
Unfortunately, for Republicans the Wisconsin Constitution's text is plain and clear.

I actually felt bad this weekend seeing Brian Schimming, vice chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, trying to defend running GOP candidates in the Recall primary, after saying Recalls are a bad thing because they cost too much. [Felt bad mostly because Schimming is a nice guy and fronting for the GOP can't be any kind of fun right now.]

On another front, we have the GOP's propaganda arm asserting "any incumbent elective officer" means ... well, not Republican incumbent elective officers.

Edward A. Fallone of the Marquette U. Law School dispenses with the GOP Orwellian rhetoric masquerading as scholarship.

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