MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- A man told 12 News that he has signed as many as 80 petitions to recall Gov. Scott Walker.You can see the video here.
The man had the following exchange with 12 News' Kent Wainscott on Thursday:
Man: "I think I signed about 80 times."
Wainscott: "You've signed 80 petitions, you think?"
Man: "I signed a lot of them for the past two weeks. I've been seeing them at the Grand Avenue Mall. Out here by Pick 'n Save and stuff like that."
Wainscott: "Well, you know they're only going to count one of your signatures?"
Man: "Oh well. Whatever it takes to get Scott Walker out of here, I'm happy."
Wainscott: "That means signing repeatedly?"
Man: "Yeah. They cheated for Bush, so hey, I'm going to cheat to get Scott Walker out of here."
Wow! Good thing we have the Government Accountability Board to protect us from duplicate and fraudulent signatures, right? Wait...what?
The signatures of Mickey Mouse and Adolf Hitler will be counted on recall petitions targeting Gov. Scott Walker as long as they are properly dated and include a Wisconsin address, the board charged with reviewing the petitions was told Tuesday.Soooo, the agency that is supposed to protect the integrity of the democratic process will allow Mickey Mouse, Hitler, Donald Duck, or anyone else to sign a petition as long as it has a Wisconsin address and is dated correctly???? Are you KIDDING me? And don't think it's not happening my friends. Wisconsin conservative radio talk show host Vicki McKenna's name has already shown up on at least one petition.
Suspicious signatures will be noted when the Government Accountability Board reviews the petitions, but reviewers will look to see that signatures are accompanied by a Wisconsin address and are dated as having been signed during the circulation period, board elections specialist David Buerger said.
"We will flag them, but we will not strike them without challenge," Buerger said after being asked whether Mickey Mouse's signature would be counted. He noted that in previous recall petitions, Adolf Hitler's name was struck because the address given was in Germany, not because of the name itself.
Sooooo, what's a person to do? VOLUNTEER!!! There are two sites out there and admittedly, I'm not sure which one is the real deal so I signed up for both. One of the sites is http://www.verifytherecall.com/ and the other is http://www.scottwalker.org/verify.
In any event, if you know how to use a computer...and who doesn't these days...and you want to do whatever you can to keep this ridiculous recall effort as honest as possible (I know - quit laughing - that's why they need us), PLEASE sign up to help with data input. Since the Government Accountability Board is too busy (with what I have NO idea)to actually CHECK for multiple signatures, etc., it's up to us to help out. From what I understand, they simply need volunteers to input data and their software will tag duplicate names and the like. More details will be forthcoming as the time for volunteering nears.
I ask you my friends - if you value the democratic process at all, think about signing up to help. Thanks!