“Mickey Mouse” is free to petition for Scott Walker’s recall

posted at 12:40 pm on December 14, 2011 by Tina Korbe

Just as Attorney General Eric Holder speaks out against voter identification laws, a government board in Wisconsin yesterday signaled that it will accept the signatures of “Mickey Mouse” and even “Adolf Hitler” on petitions for an election to recall Gov. Scott Walker. Politico has the story:

Signatures of names like Mickey Mouse and Adolf Hitler are being considered valid on recall petitions of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as long as they are properly dated, a government board indicated Tuesday.

Suspicious signatures will be noted, but reviewers on the Government Accountability Board will be looking primarily to see if the signatures are joined by a Wisconsin address and were signed during the appropriate time period, according to WISN12.

“We will flag them, but we will not strike them without challenge,” said board elections specialist David Buerger, when asked if Mickey Mouse’s signature could count. He added that in previous petitions Hitler’s name was only struck because the address was in Germany, not due to the name itself.

What does Buerger mean when he says, “We will flag them, but we will not strike them without challenge”? I hope he means that the elections board will do the detail work to contact the residents of the addresses associated with the sketchy signatures to verify that someone from those residences did, in fact, sign a petition for Walker’s recall — but something tells me that hope is in vain. Now that the board has transparently stated its willingness to accept weird signatures, its members are covered. They can accept the suspicious signatures without verifying and how would anybody ever know? It’s not as though outside folks could look at the petition and say, “Hey, Mickey Mouse’s name is on here!” The board members would just say, “Yes, we flagged that.”

This news — even more than Holder’s infuriating antipathy toward well-meaning attempts to ensure free and fair elections — underscores the need to work diligently to eradicate voter fraud. In a democratic republic like ours, elections are of the utmost importance. If we as voters are unable to have faith that the results of any given election reflect the true will of the people, how will we as voters be able to accept the legislation passed by our elected officials as law? Voter fraud undermines the rule of law in a very real and obvious way.

Brace yourselves for Walker’s recall election, for it will happen: Mickey Mouse will make sure of it. The hope now is that this is just round three of resounding embarrassment for the unions that have already so expensively splurged on unsuccessful recall attempts of a judge and legislators.

Update: Here’s video from the MacIver Institute of the board staff explaining its signature screening process.

Also, over at Mediaite, folks are upset about this story, too … but for very different reasons than I am.


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Say it ain’t so, Mickey!

limitedgovt on December 14, 2011 at 12:43 PM

How dare you say my friends Demm O. Cratt and Sasha Liszt aren’t real people.

Good Solid B-Plus on December 14, 2011 at 12:43 PM

Equal Opportunity — you can’t discriminate against fictional cartoon characters.

The Rogue Tomato on December 14, 2011 at 12:43 PM

Gov. Walker shouldn’t challenge the Hitler signature, makes for a great campaign spot:

Vote for Walker, his opponents include Adolph Hitler.

The possibilities are endless.

rbj on December 14, 2011 at 12:43 PM

If Adolf Hitler wants Walker gone, then I think that’s enough reason for Walker to stay.

Jake_W on December 14, 2011 at 12:44 PM

That was what i was signing when that dirty hippy came to my door? I was just trying to get him to go away…

NotCoach on December 14, 2011 at 12:44 PM

Wisconsin is one of the most corrupt voting States in the union, with tens of thousands more votes cast every year then there are eligible in the population. It is no surprise that fictional characters vote here, they do at every election with the full blessing of the Democratic Party.

pat on December 14, 2011 at 12:45 PM

Man unions will accept anyone into their ranks

William Amos on December 14, 2011 at 12:46 PM

But names like

Rush Limbaugh
Ann Coulter
Sean Hannity
Bill Kristol

would just get thrown out.

mintycrys on December 14, 2011 at 12:46 PM

we will not strike them without challenge

I guess someone on Walker’s team better get busy and start challenging them. Don’t rely on “board elections specialists.” Lawyer up, and get down in the trenches. It’s the only option left.

notropis on December 14, 2011 at 12:46 PM

seems legit….

Selling guns to mexican drug cartel …Check….

$1.2 billion of customer money unaccounted for ..Check…

Micky & Minnie mailing in recall……Check…

RAGIN CAJUN on December 14, 2011 at 12:46 PM

but i thought scott walker was adolf hitler, according to the madison commune?

deepelemblues on December 14, 2011 at 12:46 PM

Liberals committing fraud? Say it ain’t so.

John the Libertarian on December 14, 2011 at 12:47 PM

Never ceases to amaze me that the Democrat position is that union elections are more sacred and needing tight rules than you know actual elections. Mick E Maus is deeply passionate about healthcare and felt the need to vote for every house he has a fan in I’d wager.

harlekwin15 on December 14, 2011 at 12:47 PM

Lefties are NOT liberal, nor progressive. They just stole the terms.

Schadenfreude on December 14, 2011 at 12:47 PM

As stupid that is, it might have more to do with procedure than anything else. Generally it’s up to other campaigns to go through and challenge signatures (and I’d certainly hope Walker’s got a talented team doing that right now). If Mickey Mouse survives a challenge, then you’ve got a huge deal that would probably end up with that board losing its power.

galenrox on December 14, 2011 at 12:48 PM

Will they flag the signature Fullo Crap?

NerwenAldarion on December 14, 2011 at 12:48 PM

Were they expecting something else?

KOOLAID2 on December 14, 2011 at 12:48 PM

So this is what elections have come to? Why continue the charade?

So…what’s next?

Abiss on December 14, 2011 at 12:48 PM

The left is apparently just fine with Adolf Hitler siding with them against Scott Walker. Speaks volumes.

vegconservative on December 14, 2011 at 12:48 PM

I didn’t realize Mickey was that political. Now Daisy Duck, she, I’d bet is out there in the trenches night and day doing her part to get that evil Walker out of office.

Lily on December 14, 2011 at 12:49 PM

The memory of the Founders and all the men and women who died creating this nation are being dishonored; what an embarrassment for the state and the nation.

Bishop on December 14, 2011 at 12:49 PM

…and Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao Tse Tung, Vladimir Lenin and Karl Marx – and somehow we let them get away with it….

It’s sad to watch liberty circle the drain.

DukeTaylor on December 14, 2011 at 12:49 PM

The question then becomes; How many fictional names are considered okay from one fake Wisconsin address. Evidently all that is needed is under the address there is a WI indicated.

Dasher on December 14, 2011 at 12:49 PM

Waiting for the inevitable “Hitler discovers his name is being flagged as possibly fraudulent” parody video on YouTube.

mankai on December 14, 2011 at 12:50 PM

If Adolf Hitler wants Walker gone, then I think that’s enough reason for Walker to stay.

Jake_W on December 14, 2011 at 12:44 PM

I suppose Walker’s people could run a commercial saying, “Wisconsin board elections specialist David Buerger has certified that Adolf Hitler is on the side of Democrats wanting to remove Scott Walker from office.” It might not sway anyone, but the apoplectic responses from Buerger and Democrats would be fun to watch.

jon1979 on December 14, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Jessica the red dress babe on Roger Rabitt…
I would sign her up…
I mean….

Welcome to Toon Town.

Electrongod on December 14, 2011 at 12:51 PM

Just as Attorney General Eric Holder speaks out against voter identification laws

Holder has basically declared war on Texas.

Rebar on December 14, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Doodad Pro was unavailable for comment.

Hot Gas on December 14, 2011 at 12:52 PM

i wonder if they will Wisconsin cemeteries as valid addresses

monttybaggs on December 14, 2011 at 12:52 PM

looking primarily to see if the signatures are joined by a Wisconsin address and were signed during the appropriate time period,

So, I can just grab a couple hundred of the forms, take them home and just make sure they’re dated properly with a made-up name and random address?

This recall thing is easy! What Dems can we recall?

BacaDog on December 14, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Wow! I am finally able to comment on Hot Air. It took me months to get registered. And NOW…I forgot what I was going to say.

JoelChilders on December 14, 2011 at 12:55 PM

i’m surprised those commie muppets havent signed any recall petitions, yet

monttybaggs on December 14, 2011 at 12:56 PM

Rats and socialists.
Go figure

esnap on December 14, 2011 at 12:56 PM

Can’t the Republicans just turn around and challenge all the signatures since the board has openly declared that they don’t care about validity?

pcoast on December 14, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Why not? Mickey and Adolf have been voting Dem for YEARS now!!!

Snitchmo on December 14, 2011 at 12:57 PM

They are already working here in Wisconsin to get pro-Walker people up to speed to help go through the petitions looking for fraudulent signatures. I really worry that there are that many people opposed to balanced budgets and holding teachers and their unions accountable. Pretty scary actually.

Deano1952 on December 14, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Democrats to Adolph Hitler: “We got your back, bro.”

DamnCat on December 14, 2011 at 12:58 PM

I think…. Mickey Mouse IS in the union!

golfmann on December 14, 2011 at 12:58 PM

It sounds like democratic legitimacy is breaking down in Wisconsin just like in Europe.

FloatingRock on December 14, 2011 at 12:58 PM

There is a website http://www.verifytherecall.com/ where people can volunteer to help put recall signatures in a database so the names/addresses can then be sorted to check for duplicates, fictitious names etc. They say they already have over 4000 volunteers.

rdm1173 on December 14, 2011 at 1:00 PM

We all know this happens and Democrats get away with it constantly. What really bothers me is how open they are about it and have absolutely no shame. But, voter ID laws that are designed to prevent this type of nonsense are bad. Sure.

KateNE on December 14, 2011 at 1:01 PM

Ahhhh… Wisconsin… Can we finally change the state’s name to “North Florida”?

Michcalshay2 on December 14, 2011 at 1:01 PM

The petulant whiny proREgressive left cheating!?! Say it aint so.

NY Conservative on December 14, 2011 at 1:02 PM

I am sure if someone signs Jesus Christ that signature will be investigated and the person jailed for promoting religion.

logicman_1998 on December 14, 2011 at 1:02 PM

Why not? Mickey and Adolf have been voting Dem for YEARS now!!!

Snitchmo on December 14, 2011 at 12:57 PM

So has quite a few goofys

William Amos on December 14, 2011 at 1:02 PM

Enlightening for those that believe this state could ever go into the Republican Presidential candidates tally…These fair election officials will thwart it.

Natebo on December 14, 2011 at 1:02 PM

I think Pluto is a tea party member and that’s why Disney won’t let him speak.

January on December 14, 2011 at 1:03 PM

He’s going to be recalled for sure.

stingray9813 on December 14, 2011 at 1:05 PM

This is a clear indication that the election laws in WI need to be turned upside down and inside out. This seems like a golden opportunity for legislative reform of the entire electoral process in that state.

AScott on December 14, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Holder has a lot of nerve comin to Texas to whine about Voter ID laws…

workingclass artist on December 14, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Oh. My. Gosh. I’m FINALLY in.

Turn MD Red on December 14, 2011 at 1:07 PM

Wait. livefreeordie assured me there is not such thing as voter fraud. This can’t be true! Can it?! I feel so dirty now…

stvnscott on December 14, 2011 at 1:08 PM

Accepting Mickey Mouse I can understand. Bt Adolf Hitler? Come on, he’s only a tot.

Wait a minute, we are talking about the Adolf Hitler whose parents were recently lost custody of him, aren’t we?

MaxMBJ on December 14, 2011 at 1:10 PM

He’s going to be recalled for sure.

stingray9813 on December 14, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Well, then it will be Wisconsin’s loss.

sandee on December 14, 2011 at 1:11 PM

From the linked article…

Holder cited the Legislature’s redistricting plan as an example of discriminatory changes that the U.S. Justice Department is seeking to block “because the state has failed to show the absence of discrimination.”

Apparently, Holder/DOJ believes in the new-fangled “guilty until proven innocent” instead of the other old-fashioned belief.

Is this really the Department of Justice? …or Injustice?

dominigan on December 14, 2011 at 1:13 PM

Welcome to Madison. We’re competing with Chicago to show just how corrupt state government can be.

MadisonConservative on December 14, 2011 at 1:13 PM

Disney, as a Founder of the Ultra Conservative “Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals”, is certainly Rolling Over in his Grave at Mickey’s Betrayal…

STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals.

We believe in, and like, the American way of life: the liberty and freedom which generations before us have fought to create and preserve; the freedom to speak, to think, to live, to worship, to work, and to govern ourselves as individuals, as free men; the right to succeed or fail as free men, according to the measure of our ability and our strength.

Believing in these things, we find ourselves in sharp revolt against a rising tide of communism, fascism, and kindred beliefs, that seek by subversive means to undermine and change this way of life; groups that have forfeited their right to exist in this country of ours, because they seek to achieve their change by means other than the vested procedure of the ballot and to deny the right of the majority opinion of the people to rule.

In our special field of motion pictures, we resent the growing impression that this industry is made of, and dominated by, Communists, radicals, and crackpots. We believe that we represent the vast majority of the people who serve this great medium of expression. But unfortunately it has been an unorganized majority. This has been almost inevitable. The very love of freedom, of the rights of the individual, make this great majority reluctant to organize. But now we must, or we shall meanly lose “the last, best hope on earth.”

As Americans, we have no new plan to offer. We want no new plan, we want only to defend against its enemies that which is our priceless heritage; that freedom which has given man, in this country, the fullest life and the richest expression the world has ever known; that system which, in the present emergency, has fathered an effort that, more than any other single factor, will make possible the winning of this war.

As members of the motion-picture industry, we must face and accept an especial responsibility. Motion pictures are inescapably one of the world’s greatest forces for influencing public thought and opinion, both at home and abroad. In this fact lies solemn obligation. We refuse to permit the effort of Communist, Fascist, and other totalitarian-minded groups to pervert this powerful medium into an instrument for the dissemination of un-American ideas and beliefs. We pledge ourselves to fight, with every means at our organized command, any effort of any group or individual, to divert the loyalty of the screen from the free America that give it birth.

And to dedicate our work, in the fullest possible measure, to the presentation of the American scene, its standards and its freedoms, its beliefs and its ideals, as we know them and believe in them.

Afterseven on December 14, 2011 at 1:14 PM

Better alert the Simon Wiesenthal Center that Hitler is alive and living in Madison. Easy to recognize, he’ll be the one wearing the union label.

Diogenes02 on December 14, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Why didn’t this surprise me? I’ll tell you. The vast majority of government employees, over time, begin to believe that they need to adhere to the strictness of the regulations that there job requires and they lose all notion of common sense. Code, regulations, criteria all set forth by the governmental body, becomes a powerful roadblock to any common sense thinking. A low level non educated employee can hold back multi-million dollar projects because a regulation is broadly interpreted. In this case, a code doesn’t forbid stupidity to reign therefore stupidity shall sit upon a throne for all to see. Where’s the common sense?

Jason100 on December 14, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Come on, people. Can’t we all j j just g g get along? If Democrat trash is OK with Adolf Hitler being a Democrat then by golly, so should we.

The time for endless divisive rhetoric is over! I hereby come together with the Grand Wizard of Hot Air, and all other leftist, Democrat trash in proclaiming that yes indeed, Adolf Hitler is a Democrat.

MNHawk on December 14, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Jim Nasium hardest hit.

DrAllecon on December 14, 2011 at 1:18 PM

I was always more of a Donald Duck guy myself.

gdossetto on December 14, 2011 at 1:19 PM

i wonder if they will Wisconsin cemeteries as valid addresses

monttybaggs on December 14, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Hey, don’t tell me your bigoted against the differently-lifed.

rbj on December 14, 2011 at 1:21 PM

Holder has basically declared war on Texas.
Rebar on December 14, 2011 at 12:52 PM

We accept the challenge….

Mr. Holder might want to read up on his Texas history before he goes any further, though – we STILL say “Remember the Alamo” (and mean it), and it’s been over 175 years….

TeresainFortWorth on December 14, 2011 at 1:22 PM

Can Mickey and Adolf sign the petition as many times as they like as long as the dates are OK?

Jackson on December 14, 2011 at 1:23 PM

I would like to know WHEN Mickey Mouse uprooted his Disney Kingdom and moved to Wisconsin. I would love see the Government Accountability Board show for the record that Mickey and Minnie payed their Wisconsin property taxes or rents for the past year.

Last I checked Mickey’s address on record is: 4600 N World Dr Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830. Care to show me Mr. Buerger how Mickey can legally vote in Wisconsin? Hmmmmmmm?

jpmotu on December 14, 2011 at 1:23 PM

I suppose Walker’s people could run a commercial saying, “Wisconsin board elections specialist David Buerger has certified that Adolf Hitler is on the side of Democrats wanting to remove Scott Walker from office.” It might not sway anyone, but the apoplectic responses from Buerger and Democrats would be fun to watch.
jon1979 on December 14, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Heck, I’d pay good money to help them MAKE an ad like that….

TeresainFortWorth on December 14, 2011 at 1:24 PM

As a former ultra liberal, I once worked for an organization run by Tom Hayden (see Jane Fonda’s bio if you don’t know who he is), I can tell you that those on the left don’t have a problem breaking rules. They are very Machiavellian, the ends always justify the means.

Hitler . . check
Mickey Mouse . . . check

But I would be more wary of real sounding names. They’ll use illegible signatures and say that the reason that the printed version of the name looks the same as the printed version of all the other names on the sheet is that the petition circulator filled out the form for all the people and had them sign it. I’ve seen it done

Sven Pook on December 14, 2011 at 1:27 PM

So, I can just grab a couple hundred of the forms, take them home and just make sure they’re dated properly with a made-up name and random address?

This recall thing is easy! What Dems can we recall?

BacaDog on December 14, 2011 at 12:52 PM

SURE! Why not? After all, that is registration fraud, not voter fraud! (right libfreeordie?)

dominigan on December 14, 2011 at 1:27 PM

Well duh. He voted in the last presidential election in all 57 states.

Long haired country boy on December 14, 2011 at 1:29 PM

This is how liberals view the rules of democracy — an annoyance that must be circumvented.

HomerS3 on December 14, 2011 at 1:29 PM

The board is essentially saying they won’t confirm the validity of a signature, even those obviously fraudulent on their face, unless a challenge is made. Unless there is something odd in Wisconsin law on challenges, and there well might be, the proper response to this would appear to be to formally challenge EVERY signature on the petitions.

Pumaman on December 14, 2011 at 1:31 PM

I thought someone had to sign saying the signatures they collected were real. If so, someone should be facing fraud charges. Anyone who allows a “Mickey Mouse” signature on a petition is just as guilty of fraud as the person who signed it.

taznar on December 14, 2011 at 1:35 PM

It’s full of ads, so I don’t know how reliable it is, but whitepages.com lists at least a dozen people named Michael Mouse in Wisconsin.

I’m just sayin’…

By the way how much practical significance does this have, beyond being a good feature story on page C14 of your newspaper? The Walker people should, of course, challenge the signatures, especially if the recall people present barely enough signatures. Yet, if there is a meaningful fraud effort going on, it has to be a lot less blatant and a lot more massive than this.

By the way, cynical political operators, take note of this trick. If your governor, state assemblyman, sheriff or favorite county dogcatcher is being recalled, be sure to sign a couple of petitions with outrageously fake names, just to discredit the enemy.

Time Lord on December 14, 2011 at 1:37 PM

Let’s not forget that this also gives illegal aliens and Jimmy Hoffa a chance to exercise their non-right to vote. Just get out the Wisconsin phone book and choose an address.

Internet voting by chance? We could do real damage.

katablog.com on December 14, 2011 at 1:42 PM

The medaite.com response is priceless:

The result is an assault on voters’ rights unseen since the Jim Crow era, one which disproportionately targets Democratic constituencies

pedestrian on December 14, 2011 at 1:43 PM

HotAir, where is my post?

philoise65 on December 14, 2011 at 1:46 PM

We have a Mickey Mouse president and a Mickey Mouse AG, why shouldn’t Mickey Mouse be able to sign a petition.

It’s Barry’s cartoon funhouse of a nation and we’re just living in it.

NoDonkey on December 14, 2011 at 1:48 PM

Lefties are NOT liberal, nor progressive. They just stole the terms.

Schadenfreude on December 14, 2011 at 12:47 PM

The so-called “Progressives” are actually Marxist Regressives.

Benedict Nelson on December 14, 2011 at 1:50 PM

People need to understand this: If you sign something with a fake name, it is still legally binding. For example, if you sign a contract “Easter Bunny,” that contract is still legally valid because of your signature on it, even if you did not put your actual name down.

Think twice before you put a joke signature on a petition that you disapprove of.

AngusMc on December 14, 2011 at 1:50 PM

Long time reader, first time commentator from Wisconsin. Yeh! So happy I will be able to provide comments to all of you from this state. I don’t live in Madison and can tell you outside of that bastion of liberalism and urban Milwaukee, Governor Walker is supported. Other than my sister who is a teacher, I know of no one that will not go out and vote for him again in any recall vote.

traditionalgal on December 14, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Actual Story: Strange names will be flagged but any signature on the petition must be challenged in order to be taken off.

Tina’s story: They are going to make up as many names as they can to get to the requisite number of signatures and there is nothing Walker can do about it.

There is a lot of guesswork on what may or may not happen regarding the verification of the signatures. It would be nice if Tina had all the facts before she posted this stuff with some facts and the rest filled with wild speculation.

sob0728 on December 14, 2011 at 1:55 PM

There is a lot of guesswork on what may or may not happen regarding the verification of the signatures. It would be nice if Tina had all the facts before she posted this stuff with some facts and the rest filled with wild speculation.

sob0728 on December 14, 2011 at 1:55 PM

The thing is we dont know yet if there is phoney names on petition. IS just as likely there is as there isnt. The Hitler/Mickey Mouse thing shows it has happened before on these types of petitions.

William Amos on December 14, 2011 at 2:03 PM

If signers with fake names give a valid Wisconsin address, there should be a registry with the Census Bureau or the State lists of registered voters of who really lives there. If none of the real adults living there can verify the name, the fake names should be thrown out.

When Mill Walkie signs the petition, the honorable Mr. Buerger will say, “Sure, that’s in Wisconsin”!

Steve Z on December 14, 2011 at 2:06 PM

Heh, and all the protesters that had Walker pictures as Hitler were actually promoting him as one of their own. When will the electorate stand up and shout Enough? This is dangerous to us all, no matter which side of the aisle we sit on.

Lighthorse on December 14, 2011 at 2:16 PM

Here’s video from the MacIver Institute of the board staff explaining its signature screening process.

Unstated in the video: “We’re DEMOCRATS, and Walker IS going to be recalled.”

GarandFan on December 14, 2011 at 2:16 PM

Mickey Mouse is a common name, so it would be normal to see 10 or 20 Mickey Mouse’s living in the same 2 bedroom house.

R3volution on December 14, 2011 at 2:20 PM

Just as I thought…the Democrat Party in WI is Mickey Mouse…buncha socialist whineboxes.

Esialam on December 14, 2011 at 2:21 PM

We have a Mickey Mouse president and a Mickey Mouse AG, why shouldn’t Mickey Mouse be able to sign a petition.

It’s Barry’s cartoon funhouse of a nation and we’re just living in it.

NoDonkey on December 14, 2011 at 1:48 PM

ROFL

Sven Pook on December 14, 2011 at 2:27 PM

I have long thought that they will get enough signatures, just because of these types of shenanigans by the “progressives”. Because this isn’t about jobs, or families, or the middle class. This is totally about “Get Walker!”
There is a guy who, unfortunately, is now on our city council(and he even goes to our church). He had been running for school board but was defeated on that. I saw the school board election debate on our local station, and he would go off on rants about Walker, talking about the “manufactured financial crisis”. Manufactured?? Meaning not real? Well, that’s nice to know that my Wisconsin property taxes, which had gone up every year under our illustrious past demoncrat governorship with Doyle at the helm was all just “manufactured”. Maybe I could pay with “manufactured” money!

I wish I had a tape of that program, because you could see the hate in his face. He was really becoming unhinged. I think most of the people who want Walker gone are like that. They don’t care about the good things that Walker is doing for our state; they don’t care that schools are now actually SAVING money, and the taxpayers are saving money. They just know what the unions, and the people they know who are in unions, are telling them, that Walker has to go and he has to go now!

They can’t even wait for a regular election. Of course waiting would give Walker’s policies even more time to work and help Wisconsinites see more benefits of them, so of course they can’t wait.
But it is not unusual for people on that side of the fence to not follow procedure. Remember the 14 demoncratic senators who ran out on their jobs and out on the people of Wisconsin(ALL the people) that they are supposed to work for and represent, all because they weren’t “winning” and had to have a hissyfit? Where is the outrage about that among these “outraged” people who want Walker recalled?

Sterling Holobyte on December 14, 2011 at 2:32 PM

These libs are way over playing their hand. Alot of people are waking up and seeing whats going on and not to many people like it. Time to knock these libs back in their little corner and let the adults handle the big stuff. Remember we are the majority we just need to get out and get involved.

rbtsckdj on December 14, 2011 at 2:34 PM

No, no, no! Libfreeordie said that voter fraud was an issue but voter REGISTRATION fraud is ok. See, there is a difference.

JAGonzo on December 14, 2011 at 2:40 PM

Un.Be.Liev.Able.

totherightofthem on December 14, 2011 at 2:50 PM

More shuck and jive from the Government Accountability Board containing has been liberal activist bored retired judges which Republicans thought was a good idea to setup.

elkchess on December 14, 2011 at 2:51 PM

Just a “tiny taste” of the voter fraud we can expect next year.

RADIOONE on December 14, 2011 at 2:53 PM

1) The Democrats here in WI haven’t selected a candidate to run against Scott Walker. They don’t have many with state-wide appeal to choose from.

2.) This election cycle the democrats will have to deal with Voter ID. Milwaukee representative Lena Taylor won’t be able to register several people from Chicago using her address. Aldoph Hitler may be able to sign a recall petition but he can’t vote.

3.) The recall had 300,000 signatures on the 28th of november. (13 days into collecting) It is now the 14th of December. Shouldn’t they have the 540,000 signatures done by now?!? Most of the die hards have already signed up, now thier gonna have to start canvassing (cemataries) for the last 100,000

4.) Even if the Govenor is recalled, It won’t be for almost a year, as the appeals, legal challenges, reviews and primary periods roll on. He can pass a lot of legislation in this time

5.) The assembly and the Senate are still under Republican control and the re-drawing of the district lines this year will hopefully keep these bodies in Republican hands in the immediate future. Act 10 isn’t going to be repealed easily.

Green_Bay_Packers on December 14, 2011 at 3:06 PM

I’ve got it! What we need is a cat! That ought to cut down on the mouse population…even in the Cheesehead State!

Esialam on December 14, 2011 at 3:11 PM

Hopefully there are volunteers ready to verify every single entry to ensure a person by the name given resides at the address entered, and that person contacted to verify that they did indeed sign the petition.

Flag or not, every entry that doesn’t get verified needs to be challenged. If the people of Wisconsin want a recall election, fine. But it shouldn’t be held because Mickey Mouse, Adolf Hitler and “Snake People” were on a petition.

Dexter_Alarius on December 14, 2011 at 3:12 PM

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