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Recall election could cost $9M


MADISON (WKOW) -- If there's a recall election for Wisconsin governor this year, it could cost at least nine million dollars.

That estimate came Friday from the state Government Accountability Board.

Republican assemblyman Robin Vos says the recall isn't worth it, while state Democratic party chairman Mike Tate argues that Wisconsin can't afford to have Scott Walker as governor.

"Here we are with a frivolous recall in my mind, having going forward, potentially over the course of the next several weeks with taxpayers on the hook to be fleeced for at least $9 million and potentially upwards of $20 million," said Vos.

"This is a significant cost, but again, compared to what Scott Walker is doing to Wisconsin, it would cost us too much to do nothing," countered Tate.

The G-A-B arrived at the $9 million dollar figure after asking local clerks to estimate the costs of a possible recall election based on statewide elections in November 2010 and April 2011.

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