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Wis. Dems say plan will prevent GOP manipulation


MADISON (WKOW) – State Democrats say they have a plan to keep Republicans from gaming the political system by manipulating the dates of upcoming recall elections.

Six Republican senators will face recall elections but the election dates aren't set in stone.

If only one Democrat runs for each seat, the general election will be held in July.

If more than one Democrat runs, they'll have to face off in a primary election first, giving GOP candidates more time to prepare.

Democrats worry that Republicans might run candidates in some elections but not others, introducing voter confusion.

Democrats say they'll run "placeholder" Democratic candidates in all six races to force six primaries and make sure general elections are held on the same day in every case.

A message left with the state Republican Party on Saturday was not immediately returned.

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