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Wis. GOP Blasts Plans For Recall Work Near Malls

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans are ripping plans for recall signature drives near malls on Black Friday.

Democrats and their allies angry with Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s contentious union rights law launched a drive to recall him this month. Recall organizers say signature gatherers planned to set up near malls, shopping centers and park-and-rides around the state Friday.

Republicans say the effort amounts to harassing shoppers. They say businesses should call police if signature gatherers don’t leave their property upon request and shoppers should report problems to the GOP’s “Recall Integrity Center” website.

A spokeswoman for United Wisconsin, a coalition working to recall Walker, says volunteers are collecting signatures on public spaces near malls and other busy areas. A state Democratic Party spokesman says Republicans are trying to create hysteria.

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