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    Rep. Nygren knocked off ballot in Hansen recall election

    Madison -- State elections officials Monday took a Republican Assembly lawmaker off the ballot in a recall election against a Democratic senator.
    The state Government Accountability Board voted unanimously to leave Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette) off the ballot in the July 19 recall election for Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) in the 30th Senate District. The board found that Nygren fell just short of collecting the 400 valid nominating signatures needed to qualify for the ballot, finding he collected only 398 valid signatures.
    How in the hell does one **** this up? After collecting more than 15,000 signatures, and successfully forcing a recall election against a Democrat that is vulnerable, their best shot at taking him out fails to gather a mere 400 votes to put himself in the driver's seat. The candidate now taking on Hansen has a checkered past, which gives him practically no chance to pick Hansen off, which up until now was practically a sure thing. In hockey terminology, you can call this one a giveaway by the GOP.

    I had already made a prediction that the Democrats would only pick up 2 Wisconsin Senate seats, which is one short of the 3 that they need to pick up to take over that body. Now I am going to have to revise my prediction. The Democrats now get the three they need, due to some of the grossest political incompetence you will ever see.

    Article is here.
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    Re: Rep. Nygren knocked off ballot in Hansen recall election

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    How in the hell does one **** this up? After collecting more than 15,000 signatures, and successfully forcing a recall election against a Democrat that is vulnerable, their best shot at taking him out fails to gather a mere 400 votes to put himself in the driver's seat. The candidate now taking on Hansen has a checkered past, which gives him practically no chance to pick Hansen off, which up until now was practically a sure thing. In hockey terminology, you can call this one a giveaway by the GOP.

    I had already made a prediction that the Democrats would only pick up 2 Wisconsin Senate seats, which is one short of the 3 that they need to pick up to take over that body. Now I am going to have to revise my prediction. The Democrats now get the three they need, due to some of the grossest political incompetence you will ever see.

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    idiocy. I could get 400 signatures.

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    Re: Rep. Nygren knocked off ballot in Hansen recall election

    he is challenging the ruling.

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    Re: Rep. Nygren knocked off ballot in Hansen recall election

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    he is challenging the ruling.
    He wouldn't even need to be challenging the ruling if he had gone for, say, 800 signatures, which is still as easy as falling down.
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    Re: Rep. Nygren knocked off ballot in Hansen recall election

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    he is challenging the ruling.
    he should lose based on pure stupidity.

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    Re: Rep. Nygren knocked off ballot in Hansen recall election

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    How in the hell does one **** this up?
    Rules defining what constitutes a "valid" signature are quite technical. For example, let's say a voter is registered as "Joseph M. Smith." If he signs anything other than how his name appears on voter registration records e.g., "Joe Smith," his signature can be struck if challenged. The same applies to residency. If one was registered at "1 Lake Street," moved but did not change his/her voter registration records, and then lists his/her current address (which differs from official records), his/her signature would also be struck. Moreover, in some states, the nominating petitions containing the signatures need to be notarized. If that requirement is not met, the entire petition is "spoiled" and all the signatures are invalidated. In short, those collecting signatures need to make sure everything is technically correct. In addition, gathering some number of signatures above the minimum requirement can provide a cushion.

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    Re: Rep. Nygren knocked off ballot in Hansen recall election

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Rules defining what constitutes a "valid" signature are quite technical. For example, let's say a voter is registered as "Joseph M. Smith." If he signs anything other than how his name appears on voter registration records e.g., "Joe Smith," his signature can be struck if challenged. The same applies to residency. If one was registered at "1 Lake Street," moved but did not change his/her voter registration records, and then lists his/her current address (which differs from official records), his/her signature would also be struck. Moreover, in some states, the nominating petitions containing the signatures need to be notarized. If that requirement is not met, the entire petition is "spoiled" and all the signatures are invalidated. In short, those collecting signatures need to make sure everything is technically correct. In addition, gathering some number of signatures above the minimum requirement can provide a cushion.
    Ya think? Looks like somebody didn't. LOL.
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