Cap Times Excerpt:
Assembly Bill 472, authored by Rep. Evan Wynn, R-Whitewater, was introduced with 21 GOP co-sponsors in the Assembly and Senate. It would make the penalty for inducing someone to sign a petition the same as the penalty for inducing a person to vote or refrain from casting a vote.
Knowing the law could not be passed in time for the Recall or have any real effect on gathering signatures for petitions, Wynn nevertheless pushes the narrative for a full smear effect in the media. That's all it's good for.
Wisconsin Democratic spokesman Graeme Zielinski nailed it calling the proposals "more sour grapes."
"They're trying to feed a narrative favorable to Scott Walker supporters that this recall lacks some legitimacy even though it enjoys widespread support," he says.