Maddow: Wisconsin Republicans bought recall petition signatures with shots
Last night, Rachel Maddow looked at the competing fights to recall various Wisconsin state legislators in the wake of Governor Scott Walker’s (R) moves to strip public unions of their collective bargaining rights. And, while Democrats are looking to recall some Republican state Senators in districts that are now trending more Democratic, Republicans did get enough signatures to put some Democratic state Senators through recall fights themselves.
Though, as Amanda Terkel of the Huffington Post first reported, there’s just a slight problem with some of those petitions: out-of-state signature collectors may have bought those votes in exchange for shots. It’s legal, apparently, but doesn’t make the Republicans look any better.
Watch the video, which first aired on The Rachel Maddow Show on April 21, 2011, below: