Fake Democrats file nomination papers in Senate recall elections

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A group of fake Democrats have filed nomination papers to force primaries in this spring's state Senate recall races.

Democrats have forced four Republican senators into recalls as payback for passing a bill that stripped public workers of their union rights. The elections are scheduled for May 8 and June 5. If primaries are needed, they'll be held May 8.

The GOP lined four people to run as Democrats in each Senate race, guaranteeing a clear primary date and ensuring no Republicans will face a general election that day.

Senate challengers had to file at least 400 signatures with the Government Accountability Board by Tuesday, April 10th to get their names on the ballot. Fake Democrats in all four Senate races filed signatures. GAB officials were still tallying them late Tuesday afternoon.