Board recommends ballot access for George

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Staff of the state elections board is recommending that convicted felon and former state Sen. Gary George be allowed on the ballot to challenge fellow Democrat U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore for Congress.

The Government Accountability Board was meeting Tuesday to certify candidates for the Aug. 12 ballot.

Milwaukee labor leader Sheila Cochran had challenged nearly 1,000 of the signatures George collected on his nomination papers, saying they were collected by convicted felons.

Board staff is recommending the challenge be denied and that George be allowed on the ballot after having submitted 1,391 valid signatures. He needed 1,000 to make the ballot.

George was recalled from office as a state senator in 2003 and convicted of a felony count of conspiring to defraud the government in 2004.


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