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Scott Walker Death Threats Being Investigated By Wisconsin Police

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The Milwaukee Police Department is looking into death threats made against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) in the wake of his recall election victory, WISN reported on Wednesday.

Department spokesperson Anne Schwartz said the threats, made primarily over social media, are being treated seriously and could even constitute criminal acts.

"People cannot assume anonymity via social media while they are issuing a threat to another's safety or life," Schwartz said in a statement.

The Milwaukee Police Department is working alongside the Wisconsin Department of Justice to address the alleged threats, some of which have been chronicled at Twitchy, a conservative blog.

A spokesman for Walker told Newsradio 620 WTMJ that his office is aware of the threats but has no intention of changing the governor's schedule.

Walker defeated Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) Tuesday evening in a vote that ended up being much more lopsided than some had initially predicted.

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