Aug 8, 2016

Dane County—Jimmy Anderson Refused to Sign Recall-Scott Walker Petition, Now Claims It Was Illegal

Jimmy Anderson refused to sign Recall-Scott Walker petition in 2011.
Now, Anderson claims he could not sign because it would have been
illegal because he is disabled. This is absolutely, 100 percent wrong.
Wisconsin Elections Commission officials confirmed this morning
Wisconsin election law allows help from anyone a voter or signer
chooses to vote or sign a Recall petition or a candidate nomination paper.
For more information on Accessibility, see Wisconsin Elections Commission
Jimmy Anderson lies about refusal to sign recall-Scott Walker 2011 petition Update - Chapter 2 of the Elections Commission administrative rules states that, "An elector shall sign his or her own name [on a petition] unless unable to do so because of physical disability. An elector unable to sign because of physical disability shall be present when another person signs on behalf of the disabled elector and shall specifically authorize the signing." The administrative rule applies to all election-related petitions, including recall petitions and nomination papers.
Wisconsin State Assembly, (dist 47), candidate Jimmy Anderson acknowledged he was approached several times to sign the Recall Scott Walker petition and refused.

Now, Anderson claims his refusal was not for ideological grounds but because, Anderson falsely claims, it was unlawful to sign the Recall petition because he was disabled.

Anderson's claim is the most uninformed, easily disconfirmed line of garbage uttered in Wisconsin the last six years. To say it is unlawful to sign a Wisconsin Recall petition because of a disability is a lie that would make Scott Walker blush.

Applicable Wisconsin statutory language takes a decided will-of-the-voter stance on election rules. Federal law prohibits discrimination against differently abled voters from participating in any electoral process in any manner.

Reads Wisconsin Statute: Recall Petition –9.10(2)(j) (j) If a challenger demonstrates that someone other than the elector signed for the elector, the signature may not be counted, unless the elector is unable to sign due to physical disability and authorized another individual to sign in his or her behalf. (emphasis added)

Officials contacted this morning at the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) confirmed the above facts in an email.

Anderson told the Madison Capital Times in a piece by Todd D. Milewski that, "Whenever (Recall organizers) would approach me, I would tell them that of course I would love to sign it but I just physically can't. And I know that you can't sign it for me because that'd be against the law. I had to decline at the time."

Anderson is a liar.

Anderson also claims to be an attorney and lawyer in Wisconsin, but leaves out the fact he is forbidden to practice law or offer legal advice, (Mal Contends).

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