Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate in response to the Government Accountability Board request for more time to verify recall signatures.

"Any delay of the election — that even Scott Walker himself has said was inevitable — is a disservice to the people of Wisconsin who called for it. The Government Accountability Board has given every accommodation to the Tea Party/Scott Walker camp — if they delay the election any further, they are giving them a clear advantage.

Other than the bizarre Tea Party challenges that have no merit, Scott Walker was not able to challenge a single signature submitted. This should allow the GAB to complete its duties in the generous time allowed. We oppose any move to delay the election and thereby give Scott Walker more time to raise unlimited, unregulated corporate cash from New York hedge fund managers and Texas oil billionaires."