Russell Pearce Recall in Arizona Marred by Fake Candidate Placed on Ballot

By: Monday October 10, 2011 11:34 am

In Arizona, State Senate President Russell Pearce, who authored and was the driving force behind the anti-immigrant SB 1070 last year, faces a recall election next month. He immediately faced some challengers, including Olivia Cortes, a naturalized immigrant from Mexico who used the familiar “Sí, Se Puede!” as a campaign slogan. Just one thing, though: [...]

Fake Democrats Go Down in Wisconsin, Non-Fake Democrat Wins Congressional Election in California

By: Wednesday July 13, 2011 6:17 am

Just a brief recap of what happened last night on the election front: In Wisconsin, the recall elections kicked off with primaries in 6 races, all of which are seats held by Republican incumbents being recalled. As you may know, Republicans ran “Democrats” in all six races against the official Democratic challengers, in an effort [...]

Wisconsin Calvinball Watch: Operatives Trying to Get Republicans to Vote in Democratic Recall Primaries

By: Friday July 8, 2011 10:55 am

The dirty tricksters are out in Wisconsin. Next Tuesday, Wisconsinites will go to the polls in the beginning stages of the recall elections for the state Senate. These will be primary elections in six districts. The incumbent Republicans are running unopposed. But the Democratic challengers received a primary challenge of their own from fake candidates, [...]

Wisconsin Democrats Decline to Put Up Spoiler Republicans

By: Sunday June 12, 2011 5:27 am

Yesterday we looked at the potential responses from Democrats in Wisconsin to the dirty trick from Republicans, who plan to run “spoiler” candidates in the recall elections to force primaries and move the general recall elections out to August. Democrats had a couple options, ranging from taking the high road to retaliating with spoiler candidates [...]

Wisconsin: Democrats Mull Response to Republican Dirty Tricks in Recall Elections

By: Saturday June 11, 2011 4:55 am

By now, it’s pretty clear that Wisconsin Republicans will run multiple “spoiler” candidates in recall elections set for July 12. Because of the peculiar rules of the recall, these spoiler candidates, basically Republican operatives, would run as Democrats, creating a Democratic primary election on July 12 against the official Democratic challenger. This moves back the [...]

Wisconsin: Three Recalls Against Senate Dems Certified; Spoiler Candidates Could Be Illegal

By: Thursday June 9, 2011 7:05 am

Wisconsin will see three recall elections against Democratic state Senators, after a protracted debate by the Government Accountability Board yesterday. The GAB took seriously the charges of fraud from the state Democratic party, but ultimately decided that, even throwing out the clearly fraudulent signatures, there were enough remaining to meet the threshold for the recall. [...]

Wisconsin: First Spoiler Candidate Comes Forward to Force Democratic Primary for Recall Elections

By: Wednesday June 8, 2011 8:35 am

The Republican Party of Wisconsin’s effort to place “spoiler” candidates on the ballot to force Democratic primaries in the recall elections started with an off-hand comment at a Lacrosse County Republican event. It has quickly become the official policy of the state party. Top leaders now defend the practices, saying there’s nothing cynical about it, [...]

Confirmed: Wisconsin Republicans Looking to Place Spoiler Candidates on Ballot in Recalls

By: Monday June 6, 2011 7:42 am

The secret recording showing Wisconsin Republicans discussing “spoiler candidates” in Democratic recalls to create primaries and extend the campaign season by a month appears to be grounded in fact. Daniel Bice writes about the effort, which goes beyond Lacrosse County and just the Senate seat of Dan Kapanke: In letters obtained by No Quarter, local [...]

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