First, a new voter ID law that passed the GOP-controlled legislature contains a 28 day residency requirement provision. If the elections are held in May and June, college students -- who tend to favor recalling Walker -- who went home for the summer wouldn't be able to vote. A judge has granted a temporary injunction against the voter ID law, but the entire law could still go into effect. Second, there is a direct correlation between when the elections will be held and when the recall petition signatures are certified. Once the signatures are certified, the clock starts ticking, and the election will be held six week from that date. Under the current timetable, the board needs to certify the signatures by March 19. But in the memo released on Friday, the GAB says they won't be able to meet that deadline. Here's why this makes a difference in the campaign: Until the signatures are certified, state campaign finance laws allow Walker to raise unlimited money. So the further that date gets pushed back, the better it is for Walker's campaign coffers. The board will meet on Monday to further discuss the proposed dates.
Proposed Walker Recall Election Dates Anger Democrats
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