One thing that can be said about Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is that when he makes up his mind to do something, he stays the proverbial course. When he decided to use his new found power to disenfranchise a large group of his constituents, the outcry of 100,000 protestors did not change his plans. As recall signatures have piled by the hundreds of thousands, he has remained committed to his agenda.
But perhaps Walker’s greatest commitment has been to the illegal and improper recording and reporting of campaign contributions. In fact, One Wisconsin Now is reporting that Walker has violated the state of Wisconsin’s campaign finance laws 1,115 times since 2009:
The total contributions in violation of Wisconsin statute 11.60(1) total $518,096. One Wisconsin Now previously filed a complaint with the Government Accountability Board in September when Walker’s improperly-reported contribution tally was $235,000 half of what it has risen to in the last several days.
“Scott Walker has improperly reported well over $500,000 in contributions from inside and outside of Wisconsin,” said Scot Ross, One Wisconsin Now Executive Director. “Scott Walker has absolutely no interest in following the campaign finance rules of the state of Wisconsin and we again call for state regulators to address his serial violation of our laws.”
According to the new statutes enacted to show who is donating right before general and primary elections, Walker can be fined up to $500 for each violation. The current count, which includes his time as Milwaukee County Executive, could cost Walker up to $557,500.
But hey, If you’re going to get kicked out of office, you might as well go kicking, scratching, and screaming on a David Koch chartered helicopter.