Wis. GOP blasts plans for recall work near malls
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin Republicans are ripping Democrats' plans for recall signature drives near malls on Black Friday.
Democrats and their allies launched a drive to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker earlier this month. They're angry over a number of Walker policies, including a law that stripped public workers of their union rights.
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. The party says 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.