Wisconsin's system of open primaries means voters do not have to share a political party's affiliation to vote in its primary. So, there's nothing to stop Republicans from voting in a Democratic recall primary — and from writing in Walker's name.This is a perfect situation for an Operation Chaos-type movement. Republicans by the thousands should go to the polls and write in Scott Walker's name in the recall primary. So far no one has stepped up on the Dem side to challenge him, so this could be a great opportunity to throw it in the Dem's faces.
If this effort were successful, it's unclear what the effect would be on the general recall election. The Government Accounability Board was contacted Friday, but didn't immediately provide an answer....
When asked about his initial impression of the write-in campaign, Wisconsin Democratic Party Spokesman Graeme Zielinksi said it was, “Surprise, then laughter.” Zielinski said the effort has no chance of succeeding.
“Republicans seem frightened by democracy and the will of the people and, given what Scott Walker has done to ruin Wisconsin, they should be,” Zielinski said.
Saturday, February 04, 2012
Wouldn't that be hilarious?: