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Judge rules for Walker campaign in case against state election officials (NO Bugs Bunny!)
jsonline ^ | 01/05/2012 | tom tolan

Posted on 01/05/2012 3:41:51 PM PST by milwguy

judge ruled Thursday that the state Government Accountability Board needs to take more aggressive action to vet recall signatures that are expected to be submitted in two weeks against Gov. Scott Walker and other Republican office holders.

The ruling by Waukesha County Circuit Judge J. Mac Davis came in a case filed Dec. 15 by Walker's campaign committee and Stephan Thompson, executive director of the state Republican Party, asking Davis to order the accountability board to seek out and eliminate duplicate and fictitious signatures and illegible addresses in recall petitions.

Davis, who refused to enter injunctions in the case, based his decision on his interpretation of state law, more than on equal protection arguments brought up by the Republicans. He also said that the board must take "reasonable" efforts to eliminate such signatures.

Kevin Kennedy, director and general counsel of the board, said after the hearing that his organization would have to discuss the decision to see what it needed to change in procedures already in place.

In court, Kennedy testified that entering signatures into a database to look for duplicates could take eight extra weeks for his staff, and could cost $94,000 for software and outside help.

Steven M. Biskupic, attorney for the Republicans, argued that not catching invalid signatures violated the constitutional rights to equal protection of people who chose not to sign recall petitions.

He also cited a media report that one man claimed he'd signed recall petitions 80 times, and submitted a petition from last summer's attempt to recall Sen. Jim Holperin (D-Conover), in which the accountability board allowed a "Bugs Bunny" signature to be counted. Kennedy said the signature was counted because Holperin didn't follow the proper procedures for challenging it.

In issuing his ruling, Davis said, "Counting the signature of Bugs Bunny is something only a lawyer could make seem OK."

Recall organizers are collecting petitions now to recall Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and four Republican state senators. The petitions are due to the accountability board Jan. 17, and the board is charged with validating them and deciding if recalls are wa


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: democratcorruption; democrats; democratvoterfraud; elections; fake; fraud; gab; names; petition; recall; signatures; walker; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
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Sanity is slowly returning to our state. The labor union thugs who are organizing this recall will stop at nothing to get Walker out of office.

The Gov't Accountability Board (an oxymoron if I have ever heard one) is now being trumped by a judge who is ordering them to do their job and prevent the fraudulent signing of the recall petitions.

1 posted on 01/05/2012 3:41:59 PM PST by milwguy
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To: milwguy

Did anyone see the blatant video of one signature gatherer getting CHILDREN to sign the petition? It is outrageous what graft and corruption is involved in this petition drive.


2 posted on 01/05/2012 3:45:30 PM PST by fwdude
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To: milwguy

Is the state GAB going to be overseen by someone with an ounce of integrity, or are we just going to take their word for it?


3 posted on 01/05/2012 3:48:54 PM PST by fwdude
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To: milwguy

Mickey Mouse is deeply saddened.


4 posted on 01/05/2012 3:49:50 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: milwguy
The ruling by Waukesha County Circuit Judge J. Mac Davis came in a case filed Dec. 15

I wondered what happened to Mac Davis. He had a couple hits I like.


5 posted on 01/05/2012 3:50:02 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: milwguy; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; TaMoDee; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Yea Biscupic; Boo Kennedy! Great news!

Wisconsin Signature Verification Court Decision Ping!

If you want your name on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list, just FReep Mail me and it shall be done!

Kevin Kennedy is an incompetent whiner if he thinks this verification cannot be done. The Tea Party has 1000s of volunteers lined up to do this already, and so does the Walker campaign. I’m sure that the people supplying the software would allow the State to use it for the asking. They are independent and would appreciate the opportunity to run an offical test of their product.


6 posted on 01/05/2012 3:50:26 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I do programming for a living. In many cases a simple query could be written with a table join to itself looking for ‘hits’ where duplicate names are reported. Takes an average programmer 5 minutes.


7 posted on 01/05/2012 4:03:25 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I do programming for a living. In many cases a simple query could be written with a table join to itself looking for ‘hits’ where duplicate names are reported. Takes an average programmer 5 minutes.


8 posted on 01/05/2012 4:03:39 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Donnafrflorida

Oh and you compare the recall list of names to the voter roll table and print off names that don’t get a hit. Viola! Another few minutes. Geez. I will do it for nothing.


9 posted on 01/05/2012 4:06:21 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Donnafrflorida

Oh and you compare the recall list of names to the voter roll table and print off names that don’t get a hit. Viola! Another few minutes. Geez. I will do it for nothing.


10 posted on 01/05/2012 4:06:34 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Donnafrflorida

Oh and you compare the recall list of names to the voter roll table and print off names that don’t get a hit. Viola! Another few minutes. Geez. I will do it for nothing.


11 posted on 01/05/2012 4:07:00 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Donnafrflorida

Oh and you compare the recall list of names to the voter roll table and print off names that don’t get a hit. Viola! Another few minutes. Geez. I will do it for nothing.


12 posted on 01/05/2012 4:07:15 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Donnafrflorida

Have you got a program developed for multiple posting? LOL.


13 posted on 01/05/2012 4:09:32 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks milwguy.
...ruled Thursday that the state Government Accountability Board needs to take more aggressive action to vet recall signatures that are expected to be submitted in two weeks against Gov. Scott Walker and other Republican office holders. The ruling by Waukesha County Circuit Judge J. Mac Davis...
This is my very first 'I believe in music, I believe in love' ping.


14 posted on 01/05/2012 4:13:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: Donnafrflorida
I'm counting a number of duplicates on your part already.

Also -- run them against the felony records and deceased records in WI and IL.

You'll cut the numbers in half ;-)

Cheers!

15 posted on 01/05/2012 4:13:59 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Donnafrflorida

The time consuming part of this exercise will be to enter the hand written names into the data base. That’s what the 1000 volunteers are for. The multiple sorts to identify the signatures that should be challenged should be duck soup. It’s all set up to go when the signatures are released to the public Jan. 17, but until this decision, the GAB wouldn’t have anything to do with it.

We’ll see now whether thay’ll do their jobs. I call them the Government UNaccountability Board. Sick.


16 posted on 01/05/2012 4:18:33 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Donnafrflorida

That should have said 10,000 volunteers.


17 posted on 01/05/2012 4:19:28 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: milwguy

So, “Mickey Mouse” is not a valid name? Who Knew?


18 posted on 01/05/2012 4:27:05 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Lazlo in PA

LOL!


19 posted on 01/05/2012 4:34:28 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: grey_whiskers

Also against records in MN and IA. We get lots of license plates from both states at the polling places over here on the Western side of WI.


20 posted on 01/05/2012 4:39:55 PM PST by reformedliberal
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To: milwguy
He also said that the board must take "reasonable" efforts to eliminate such signatures.

What's considered "reasonable". Lawyer/judge-speak for do as you please.

21 posted on 01/05/2012 4:53:33 PM PST by OrioleFan
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To: Donnafrflorida

Let me know if you have some smart ideas like that for my petition drive in Houston on two immigration measures. Need to figure out a way to authenticate the voters on SOS website but two sets of signatures needs some thinking. Your insight would be greatly appreciated.
www.stopthemagnet.com


22 posted on 01/05/2012 4:56:17 PM PST by magna carta
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To: Donnafrflorida
I do programming for a living. In many cases a simple query could be written with a table join to itself looking for ‘hits’ where duplicate names are reported. Takes an average programmer 5 minutes.

But in government, they would have to budget 26 weeks and $100k to accomplish that same query.

23 posted on 01/05/2012 5:11:06 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (Disgusted with it all.)
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To: milwguy
In issuing his ruling, Davis said, "Counting the signature of Bugs Bunny is something only a DEMOCRAT lawyer could make seem OK."


24 posted on 01/05/2012 5:14:06 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (Disgusted with it all.)
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To: milwguy

All I know is if it was a democrat recall the libs would be screaming for the GAB to reject false signatures.


25 posted on 01/05/2012 5:23:35 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: milwguy

“The labor union thugs who are organizing this recall will stop at nothing to get Walker out of office.”

If the recall fails, I really hope that the Governor is wearing a kevlar vest.


26 posted on 01/05/2012 5:28:20 PM PST by Grunthor (Mitt better than Obama? Give me three examples.)
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To: milwguy; Diana in Wisconsin

Good news.

Let me “aks” you guys a question: is there ANY CHANCE IN HELL Wisconsin would vote against Hussein in November?


27 posted on 01/05/2012 5:34:21 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: milwguy

Now everyone go sign the petitions as Daffy Duck and Micky Mouse! Let them think they have enough signatures...then wammo not enough.


28 posted on 01/05/2012 5:36:26 PM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: milwguy

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

29 posted on 01/05/2012 5:52:42 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Cyber Liberty

But you can have your kids taken away from you if you name one Adolf Hitler. True story.


30 posted on 01/05/2012 6:09:04 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected.)
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Click

31 posted on 01/05/2012 6:18:35 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: milwguy

If they can’t cheat they can’t win. This is the beginning of the end. IL will soon be surrounded by sane states.


32 posted on 01/05/2012 6:49:03 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Umm, that’s what *I* do for a living. ;)

If I’m doing the entry, we don’t even need the programmers :P

Mine would be quite sortable so double entries could be spotted really quickly.


33 posted on 01/05/2012 7:05:54 PM PST by BenKenobi
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To: Lazlo in PA

Another forum site (actually a couple that use the same software) that I use daily as well do it routinely. It detects when you have re-posted and stops.

It shouldn’t be that hard. It is a shame there is no forward development of this forum environment.


34 posted on 01/05/2012 7:11:43 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: magna carta

The biggest problem I guess would be getting the data. Any programmer could take the data file and load it into a table like Access. Once the data is loaded you compare the table to itself . read first record on table then scan the same table looking for matches on last and first names. If you get a hit print out the name then go to the next record and repeat until all records read.


35 posted on 01/05/2012 7:12:11 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: magna carta

The biggest problem I guess would be getting the data. Any programmer could take the data file and load it into a table like Access. Once the data is loaded you compare the table to itself . read first record on table then scan the same table looking for matches on last and first names. If you get a hit print out the name then go to the next record and repeat until all records read.


36 posted on 01/05/2012 7:12:25 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Donnafrflorida

I post from my phone. Sorry about multiple posts.


37 posted on 01/05/2012 7:16:29 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Donnafrflorida

I post from my phone. Sorry about multiple posts.


38 posted on 01/05/2012 7:16:46 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Baby, Baby, don’t get hooked on me... ;^)


39 posted on 01/05/2012 7:23:04 PM PST by Shelayne
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To: BenKenobi

Why do you think our GAB says they cannot check for duplicate signatures and addresses, as well as obviously bogus names (Mickey Mouse, etc.)?

If you said that they don’t want to check, you’d be right.
Wonder what we pay them for? Seems to me that there is a big fat budget cut Walker could take — low hanging fruit.


40 posted on 01/05/2012 7:32:48 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Donnafrflorida

Viola or Voila? ;-)


41 posted on 01/05/2012 8:36:06 PM PST by Altariel (`)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
The time consuming part of this exercise will be to enter the hand written names into the data base.

That better be done with one registered dem and one registered repub agreeing on each signature written in. If there is a problem with agreement two arbitrators are called upon, one from each party to verify the signature.

42 posted on 01/05/2012 8:54:04 PM PST by Bellflower
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To: All

Obligatory mention of http://www.verifytherecall.com

Whether you are in WI or not, you can help in the effort to verify signatures.


43 posted on 01/05/2012 9:46:07 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: milwguy
"Kevin Kennedy, director and general counsel of the board, said after the hearing that his organization would have to discuss the decision to see what it needed to change in procedures already in place.

In court, Kennedy testified that entering signatures into a database to look for duplicates could take eight extra weeks for his staff, and could cost $94,000 for software and outside help."

Biskupic needs to make this douchebag publically aware, ie press release, what Kennedy's impending contempt charge will cost him personally in terms of dollars and freedom...
44 posted on 01/06/2012 12:32:07 AM PST by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
"Let me “aks” you guys a question: is there ANY CHANCE IN HELL Wisconsin would vote against Hussein in November?"

Well, consider the only reason this thread even exists is that in 2010 the GOP took the Governor's chair 52-46; both houses of the Statehouse (firm control of the Assembly; and after 2011 recall elections, a current 1-vote margin in the Senate); and then Prosser beat JoAnne "I won because the AP tells me so" Kloppenburg 50.2-49.8.

So yeah, it could happen. McCrisis ran poorly in cheeseland but Kerry barely edged Bush 49.7-49.3. And since the White House has already said they're playing off a Kerry map (to lose) one would think Wisconsin is very much in play.

45 posted on 01/06/2012 12:53:52 AM PST by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Donnafrflorida

ACORN has the State’s voter rolls stacked with random disinterested people they know will never actually go out and vote.

As was the case of New York ACORN probably fills out absentee ballots for them in Wisconsin. If they do this for regular elections they probably also do it for recall petitions.

It would be nice if the program could call each of theses people to verify that they, and not some 3rd party actually signed the petition and/or cast a vote.

Counting duplicates is only going to get rid of a minority of the fraudulent entry’s, and comparing to the even more fraudulent voter registration rolls will only eliminate inconsistency in the lies theses same organizations created in the first place.


46 posted on 01/06/2012 4:16:16 AM PST by Monorprise
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To: milwguy
And the Democreeps are now in a twit about petition/election integrity.

Just wow!

47 posted on 01/06/2012 5:28:17 AM PST by fwdude
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To: milwguy

[In issuing his ruling, Davis said, “Counting the signature of Bugs Bunny is something only a lawyer could make seem OK.”]

Yea. And most lawyers are corrupt and depraved fools and liars at this point of time.Most politicians are and were lawyers.
This judge is a just judge and rare amongst the evil judiciary of left wing liberal democrat unjust judges of today, 4 of the 9 Supreme court unjust liberal judges are proof thereof.


48 posted on 01/06/2012 5:32:44 AM PST by kindred (wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ ...)
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To: Monorprise

Voter ID SHOULD eliminate even most of those. Anyone requesting an absentee ballot has to provide proof of identity with a valid photo id.


49 posted on 01/06/2012 6:00:27 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Bellflower

We are all working individually, but every signature will be examined by 2 different people working independently. Questionable signatures will be flagged and somebody else will have the responsibility of challenging them.


50 posted on 01/06/2012 6:36:29 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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