Woman leading the effort to recall Gov. Tony Evers admits in interview she lied to reporters. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Woman leading the effort to recall Gov. Tony Evers admits in interview she lied to reporters. (Photo © Andy Manis)

“I like when they look dumb. They’ve drug my name through the mud.”

The woman who has been circulating petitions to force a recall election on Gov. Tony Evers told media outlets she had collected enough signatures, but her claim appears to be undermined by her own social media post.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Misty Polewczynski of Burlington posted on Facebook that she planned to lie to reporters. The post has since been deleted.

“I’m going to do an interview this afternoon and will probably make up some crap to tell them,” Polewczynski wrote on Monday. “I like when they look dumb. Plus they’ve drug my name through the mud.”

Polewczynki said she began the recall effort because of Evers’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to the recent unrest in Kenosha following the police shooting of Jacob Blake,

Under state law, Evers is allowed to raise unlimited funds while under threat of a recall, which he then used for an ad criticizing Republican legislators for their lack of response to COVID-19. 

When asked on Monday how many signatures she had, Polewczynski said she had no clue but it was more than she needed. 

“There are 4 bins of mail I have unopened and the proofreaders still have at least 10 boxes they haven’t gotten to yet. Of them all they could all be bad, I have no idea,” she posted. 

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Man Charged in Whitmer Plot Granted Bail –  (AP) — A Wisconsin man charged in a plot to kidnap Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has been released from jail after posting a $10,000 cash bail. Columbia County District Attorney Brenda Yaskal requested a $1 million bail for Brian Higgins, but Judge Todd Hepler set the lower amount, according to WISC-TV. 

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel charged Higgins in what authorities have described as a foiled scheme to storm Michigan’s state Capitol building and kidnap officials, including Whitmer.

Higgins was the eighth person charged.

Seven men purportedly linked to an extremist paramilitary group called the Wolverine Watchmen also have been charged and  remain jailed, according to Nessel’s office.

Country USA/Rock USA Bankruptcy – The Oshkosh Northwestern reports that the promotion firm for two major music festivals in that area—Country USA and Rock USA—is declaring bankruptcy, shutting down, and refunding ticket holders.

The report says the festivals together draw around 200,000 people to Oshkosh’s Ford Festival Park each summer, with recent artists including Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Ozzy Osbourne.

According to the Northwestern, Neenah-based promoter, Hypervibe Inc., announced Monday it will file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the coming weeks. Attorneys will send a letter or email with a bankruptcy claim to all ticket holders with instructions on how to fill it out and where to send it for a potential refund, according to Hypervibe.

Statewide home sales up 18% from last year Wisconsin Public Radio reported on the latest data from the Wisconsin Realtors Association, which showed the number of homes sold in September 2020 was 18% higher than the same time last year. Median prices for homes also jumped from $195,000 in 2019 to $229,000 in 2020.

WRA President and CEO Michael Theo said in a press statement that he attributed the rise to low interest rates on mortgages and an improving job market.