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Friday, March 9, 2012

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GAB staff recommends certification of recalls against four GOP senators

Government Accountability Board staff has recommended that the board certify recall elections against four GOP state senators ahead of Monday's GAB meeting.

In a memo to board members, GAB Director Kevin Kennedy writes that staff recommends denying major categories of challenges filed by Sens. Scott Fitzgerald, Pam Galloway, Terry Moulton and Van Wanggaard, and that any remaining challenges would not be enough to push those petitions below the signature threshold to trigger elections.

Documents released today also include a memo from Kennedy that says staff recommends the board request an additional two-week extension to complete a review of recall petitions.

The board is set to consider the recommendations Monday.

See the meeting materials (Senate recall discussion begins on page 39; discussion of the extension begins on page 191)

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