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As Wisconsin residents vote on whether Republican Gov. Scott Walker should be recalled, the Fox News line on this exercise in democracy has become apparent: It's a waste of money.
Today, Fox & Friends interviewed Wisconsin state Sen. Alberta Darling, a Republican who fought off a recall effort in August. Co-host Brian Kilmeade told Darling, "I'm getting the sense that there's a lot of recall fatigue in Wisconsin, and people are pretty much fed up. You guys are wasting a lot of money -- $16 million, just on this one":
It's unclear why Kilmeade thinks that a recall election initiated by nearly a million signatures is a waste of money.
Recall elections are part of Wisconsin's democratic process. The state constitution has included a recall provision since 1926. As Marquette University law professor Edward Fallone explained in a blog post, the effort to recall Walker is consistent with the intent of that provision.
Megyn Kelly also used her "straight news" show, America Live, to push the idea that the election is somehow wasteful. Kelly said the election "comes with a hefty price tag" and called it "very expensive" while this graphic aired:
Video below the jump.