Gov. Walker to sign bill affecting write-in candidates

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MADISON (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker plans to sign into law a bill that would allow election officials to stop counting most names entered as write-in candidates.

Current law requires every vote be counted for the candidate it was intended, even if it’s Mickey Mouse or Bart Simpson. Election officials say that can be a time-consuming, laborious process.

The bill Walker plans to sign on Wednesday would require in most cases that write-in candidates only be counted for registered candidates. If a certified candidate dies or withdraws before the election, all write-in votes would be counted.

Walker’s staff sent lawmakers an email Tuesday notifying them that he planned to sign the bill and six others privately on Wednesday.

5 comments

  • Jenny

    “Walker’s staff sent lawmakers an email Tuesday notifying them that he planned to sign the bill and six others privately on Wednesday.”
    If you signed some of this stuff publicly you know you would be run out of town on a rail! BTW, when IS the last time you came out of your castle? And I don’t mean when you flew to Vegas to kiss Sheldon Adelson’s ring!

  • WHAT!

    Write in candidates are a waste of time, they’re never close to even be considered worth counting, it is a waste.

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