Scott Walker recall supporter brags 'I think I signed about 80 times'
MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- A man told 12 News that he has signed as many as 80 petitions to recall Gov. Scott Walker.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."
The state's Republican Party spokesmen told 12 News that its members are concerned about duplicate signatures sneaking into the total count."This is a serious problem that needs to be addressed, and the Republican Party of Wisconsin will be looking into the matter further," said Ben Sparks, communications director of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. "This type of behavior calls the entire recall process into question."The Democrats said they're working to weed out repeat signatures before submitting them to the GAB. The Board may not necessarily catch the duplicates.The GAB director said, according to state law, it's up to the officeholder to catch duplicates. So, in this case, it will be up to Walker's campaign and Republicans to catch any duplicate recall signatures turned in.
December 12, 2011