Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate following a court's ruling today denying Scott Walker's attempts to delay the recall election to unseat him.

"Contrary to what he has said publicly, Scott Walker and his Tea Party Republicans have tried to delay the recall election to unseat him using every trick in the book. We hope today's ruling, where a judge stated that all recall elections likely will happen, will end his heinous attempt to avoid accountability

For months, we have had to listen to Scott Walker defenders smear what was a miracle of democracy. Today's ruling should give comfort to the people of Wisconsin who, unlike Scott Walker, still believe in fairness, who still believe in democracy and who still believe in the rule of law."