Wisconsin officials certified three more state Senate recall elections Tuesday. The Government Accountability Board said there were enough valid petitions to hold recall votes against Republicans Rob Cowles of Allouez, Sheila Harsdorf of River Falls, and Finance co-chair Alberta Darling of River Hills.
Tuesday’s action means that all 6 Republicans targeted for recalls will stand for election this summer – unless the board’s approvals are challenged in court. Last Friday, the Board delayed action on certifying recall votes against three Democratic senators.
That brought immediate criticism from the group trying to recall Pleasant Prairie Democrat Bob Wirch. Dan Hunt accused the Board’s 6 retired judges of discrediting his effort and favoring Democrats.
Board attorney Shane Falk says the panel needs time to review allegations from Democrats that GOP circulators misled people into signing petitions against Wirch, and Senate Democrats Jim Holperin of Conover and Dave Hansen of Green Bay.