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6 fake Democrats allowed on Wisconsin recall ballot

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin's elections board has voted unanimously to allow six Republicans running as Democrats to appear on the ballot in upcoming recall elections.

The state Government Accountability Board voted Tuesday to allow the candidates to run because state law doesn't require people to prove they belong to any political party before they can run for office. Democrats objected saying the candidates falsely represented themselves and therefore filed fraudulent paperwork.

The recalls target Republican Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and three incumbent senators. A fourth Senate seat is open.

Republicans say the goal was to ensure there is a primary in all the races so the general election will be on the same date. The primary is May 8 and the general election is June 5.


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