GAB allows recall election involving Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald

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GAB allows recall election involving Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald

By the Associated Press. CREATED Mar 12, 2012

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin state elections board has voted to allow a recall election against Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald to proceed.

The Government Accountability Board on Monday agreed with staff analysis that more than enough valid signatures were submitted to schedule a recall election.

Election officials want any necessary primary election to be May 15 with a general election June 12. A Dane County judge was expected to consider that request Wednesday.

The elections board on Monday determined that at least 18,282 valid signatures were submitted to recall Fitzgerald. Recall organizers needed 16,742 signatures. They turned in 20,735.

The elections board plans to vote later Monday on allowing recalls against three other Republican senators to proceed.

The board rejected broad arguments made by all four senators challenging thousands of signatures.