Scott Walker

Failed Walker Recall Election Cost Wis. Taxpayers $13.5 Million

Don't expect reimbursements


Gov. Scott Walker's June recall election and the primary held a month before it cost taxpayers more than $13 million, the board that oversees elections in Wisconsin reported Friday.

The Government Accountability Board stressed that its findings were merely an estimate and not audited. The figures were reported at lawmakers' request.

State Rep. Robin Vos, a Republican critic of the recalls and the presumptive next speaker of the Assembly, said he's "more committed than ever to recall the recalls" in Wisconsin. He called the $13.5 million price tag an "outrage."