MADISON-News is breaking that the Republican Party of Wisconsin is forging signatures of dead people on recall petitions against Democratic senators.

Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate, who will be available to the press for comment tonight at the Milwaukee Athletic Club.

"The Republican forgery of dead names on recall petitions represents a new low for Wisconsin. It is voter fraud at its most abhorrent and it must be investigated and explained. In coming days we doubtless will learn more of the Republican plot to use the signatures of dead names, but we said at the outset that their recall efforts were dangerously unethical and dangerously fraudulent. Here now is the fruit of that poisoned tree."