the liberal unsavory type
It's not fraudulent.
It strongly implies that the mayor is actively supporting the reform package which I'd consider fraudulent.
We'll see how the recalls go. Considering the petitioners are resorting to an amazing amount of fraud, they must not feel too confident.
They will have plenty of valid signatures as unpopular as the governor is. The "amazing amount of fraud" seems to be a couple stories often repeated. I've read reports of threats and intimidation (including felonies) from Walker supporters. Should I call that "widespread violence" or just the isolated incidents they probably are?