Tell Scott to Denounce the King Street Patriots
After months of hysterical claims, Scott Walker acknowledged last Monday that his campaign failed to produce any challenges to the more than one million signatures our grassroots volunteers submitted to force a recall.
Now, despite Scott Walker's failure to challenge even one signature, he has asked the Government Accountability Board to accept challenges from an extreme, right-wing Tea Party group from Texas called the King Street Patriots, whose supporters believe that registering the poor to vote is "un-American" and will "destroy the country."
Protect the voices of more than a million working Wisconsinites who have exercised their constitutional right to recall Scott Walker. Sign our petition demanding that Scott Walker tell the King Street Patriots to leave Wisconsin and drop all legal challenges to his recall.
It gets worse. The King Street Patriots are so extreme in their hatred of minorities and the working poor that they emailed threats and racial slurs (NSFW) to groups that were simply trying to register people to vote. When that tactic failed, a fire broke out at a building housing all of the voting machines in Harris County right before the 2010 election.
When it became apparent that their disgusting antics failed to stop courageous voters from turning out on Election Day, the King Street Patriots showed up at the polls and intimidated voters directly by disrupting lines and by "getting into election workers' faces."
Election officials in Texas received so many complaints about the King Street Patriots' dirty tricks and intimidating threats that the group is now under investigation by the United States Department of Justice.
But after failing to challenge the validity of even one recall signature, Scott Walker has now requested the assistance of the King Street Patriots to challenge the recall so he can buy more time to collect unlimited contributions from out-of-state Tea Party billionaires like the Koch brothers.
If there is one thing left that all Wisconsinites can agree on, it's that groups like the King Street Patriots do not represent our shared Wisconsin values.