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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

State Republicans: Sponsors of Smear

With no tangible evidence of any wrongdoing and riding on nothing but hearsay from a constituent, Evan Wynn proposes a law to make it a felony for offering anything of value in exchange for a signature on petitions.

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.

1 comment:

Man MKE said...

If Wynn is successful, perhaps it will come to this: "Sign our petition to recall lawmaker X, and you'll get better government and more out of every tax dollar!" Whoops, arrest that petitioner! He's offering something of value to a prospective signer: The hope of better, more ethical government! A big value, in fact! Lock that activist up!

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