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Trump supporters hoping to oust Wisconsin leader say they have enough signatures to force recall | AP News

  

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Via:  evilone  •  one month ago  •  11 comments

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Trump supporters hoping to oust Wisconsin leader say they have enough signatures to force recall | AP News
Backers of an effort to oust Wisconsin Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos from office over his opposition to former President Donald Trump say they've collected enough signatures to force a recall vote.

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FILE - Wisconsin's Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos talks to the media at the state Capitol, Feb. 15, 2022, in Madison, Wis. Backers of an effort to oust Vos from office over his opposition to former President Donald Trump announced Sunday, March 10, 2024 that they've collected enough signatures to force a recall vote. (AP Photo/Andy Manis, File)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Backers of an effort to oust Wisconsin Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos from office over his opposition to former President Donald Trump announced Sunday that they've collected enough signatures to force a recall vote.

Supporters of the recall campaign plan to present signatures Monday to the Wisconsin Elections Commission, saying they have more than the required 6,850 signatures from voters in Vos' southeast Wisconsin district.

"With more than 10,000 signatures on our recall petition, they've said it loud and clear: they're tired of the status quo and demand new representation," Matt Snorek, who started the campaign in January, said in a statement.

Vos has dismissed the recall attempt as a waste of time and resources, which he reiterated in a statement Sunday. He questioned the group's tactics and the validity of the signatures, promising that a team he had assembled would "evaluate each individual signature."

The recall effort targeting him highlights continued frustration among Trump's supporters in battleground Wisconsin over his loss in the 2020 election and how Vos responded to it. That includes how Vos refused attempts from Trump and his supporters to decertify Biden's win and how he didn't move forward with impeaching Wisconsin's top elections official.

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Trump backers submit signatures to force recall election of Wisconsin GOP Assembly leader?url=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.apnews.com%2F82%2Fe5%2F5cc1bd5735210a52895e61242868%2F4aeac930a5f641199acf034b8ccc1766
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Trump narrowly won Wisconsin in 2016 but lost to President Joe Biden by a similar margin of about 21,000 votes in 2020. The result has withstood two partial recounts, numerous lawsuits, an independent audit and a review by a conservative law firm.

The recall campaign's announcement Sunday comes after the Wisconsin Supreme Court declined Friday to take up Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' request to clarify if Wisconsin's new legislative district maps apply to elections before November, leaving uncertainty about whether signatures for the recall attempt should be collected in Vos' new district.

Snorek said Sunday that they took the court's move as a signal that their efforts in Vos' current district were correct.

First elected in 2004, Vos is the longest-serving Assembly speaker in state history, holding the post since 2013.


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evilone
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1  seeder  evilone    one month ago

I have absolutely no sympathy for Vos. He welcomed the Trump Humpers into the fold with open arms and did more to forward their ideas than anyone else in the state. Now they want him out because he won't break the law and follow them into the abyss. 

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1  devangelical  replied to  evilone @1    one month ago

ahhh, spring is in the air with long knives at the RNC. it's a general election year and the GOP cannibalism has just begun...

 
 
 
evilone
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1.1.1  seeder  evilone  replied to  devangelical @1.1    one month ago
ahhh, spring is in the air with long knives at the RNC.

A couldn't find anything not behind a paywall about the mass firing of RNC staff yesterday, but the headline was interesting.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1.2  devangelical  replied to  evilone @1.1.1    one month ago

I'm sure it didn't have anything to do with the new NDA's and loyalty oaths that were sent out. brown shirts probably aren't allowed to be worn in the RNC office anymore.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1.3  devangelical  replied to  evilone @1.1.1    one month ago

I only heard about the story twice yesterday and once so far today. all those affected at the RNC probably signed an NDA to get a severance check.

 
 
 
evilone
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1.1.4  seeder  evilone  replied to  devangelical @1.1.3    one month ago

From your link here:

“Gutting a committee just before the election seems insane,” said a former RNC employee.

Yup! That's what the GOP is these days. 

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1.5  devangelical  replied to  evilone @1.1.4    one month ago

 
 
 
evilone
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2  seeder  evilone    one month ago

UPDATE: Elections review says the recall effort does not have enough signatures.

Recall organizers fell more than 900 signatures short of the number needed to force a recall election in the district that  Assembly Speaker Robin Vos  had represented for years. However, it’s not clear if those boundary lines should be used for the recall.
 
 
 
Gsquared
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3  Gsquared    one month ago

Hopefully, the Republicans will spend all of their time and money fighting each other.

 
 
 
devangelical
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3.1  devangelical  replied to  Gsquared @3    one month ago

they always fight over splitting the treasure before they've even robbed the bank...

 
 
 
Kavika
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4  Kavika     one month ago

Sleep with dogs you get fleas. 

 
 

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