The Republican Party of Wisconsin admitted Monday that they planned to run candidates as Democrats in this summer's recall elections.
Earlier this month, the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Tuesday approved recall elections for three Republicans, bringing the total number to six. At the same time, the nonpartisan election officials put the recall elections of three Democrats on hold.
By running their own Democratic candidates, Republicans will force the July 12 recall elections to become Democratic primaries. The general elections would be moved to Aug. 9.
"We should have protest candidates in most and perhaps all of the races," a Republican official told The Wisconsin Sentinel Journal. "We're not hiding this from anybody."