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Accountability Board seeks more time to review recall signatures
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1-19-12 | Tom Tolan

Posted on 01/20/2012 9:38:32 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic

The state Government Accountability Board plans to go to court next week to ask for more time to review the 1.9 million signatures turned in this week in the recall attempts against Gov. Scott Walker and other public officials.

But Kevin Kennedy, director and general counsel of the state ethics and elections agency, said Thursday that he's not ready to say how much extra time the board will seek.

The software the board bought to help check for duplicate signatures is being tested. "We think it works," Kennedy said.

Kennedy, who spoke in a public interview Thursday at the Marquette University Law School, initially said temporary employees of the accountability board, now scanning petition pages in an undisclosed location in Madison, should be finished with their work Friday. But board spokesman Reid Magney later corrected that to say the process was taking longer than expected and wouldn't be finished that soon.

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He also left open the possibility that accountability board officials would check less than the 1 million signatures turned in against Walker, if they have well over the amount needed to order an election.

"This is a whole new ball game," he said of the number of signatures, but he added: "Until you're well into the process you can't make those kind of decisions."

~snip~

(Excerpt) Read more at jsonline.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: gab; petition; scan; walker; wisconsinshowdown

Kevin J. Kennedy

I have dealt with this man for 20 years concerning local elections. Had I ever seen his face, I'd have known that I was dealing with a snake in the grass. He's led me astray more than once.

FTA: He also left open the possibility that accountability board officials would check less than the 1 million signatures turned in against Walker, if they have well over the amount needed to order an election.

They'd better not scan less than the entire amount. There will be 10,000 volunteers, ready to challenge signatures, pitching a fit, although I hear that our Governor is anxious to go directly to election since he's ahead in the polls. I want to see this process carried to it's conclusion.

1 posted on 01/20/2012 9:38:42 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; TaMoDee; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ..

Wisconsin GAB Stalling Ping

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Good grief! Now they are threatening to not scan all of the petitions? There are 10,000 volunteers just waiting to go over those petitions with a fine tooth comb. They’d better give them to us.


2 posted on 01/20/2012 9:41:41 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
The software the board bought to help check for duplicate signatures is being tested.

In 10 minutes, an Access database can be created to check for duplicate signatures. Something smells . . .

3 posted on 01/20/2012 9:45:24 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: afraidfortherepublic

For what my opinion is worth-—Nothing, I don’t understand Wisconsin.

Walker has done what he said he would do if elected.

He has balanced their budget in record time and put Wisconsin on a good economic future.

The only thing that will happen if he loses is that Unions will nce again rule Wisconsin and they will go back in debt.

That really doesn’t make sense except to those looking to help themselves at the expense of the rest.


4 posted on 01/20/2012 9:57:13 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

You understand perfectly!


5 posted on 01/20/2012 10:10:11 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Venturer

He’s a bad man because he wants to stop greedy labor unions and labor union members stealing money from taxpayers to fatten their own purses and bank accounts.

/s


6 posted on 01/20/2012 10:19:07 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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7 posted on 01/20/2012 11:36:07 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

All the Victory Centers were set up to start verifying the petitions this Sunday. Now the GAB has put it off until later next week.

We have thousands of volunteer signed up and they just let us know today!

I swear the GAB is screwing with us. I was going to run the Waukesha call center for the week starting on Sunday but now they delayed it. We have to call hundreds of people to cancel.

I am really angry at these games.


8 posted on 01/20/2012 3:08:28 PM PST by Jean S
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Well then the headline should read:

“Accountability Board seeks for court to deny it more time to review recall signatures so it can let bad signatures count”


9 posted on 01/20/2012 3:16:35 PM PST by mrsmith (What Tea Party nominee have you found for your House seat?)
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To: Jean S

I hear you, Jean. I’m angry too.


10 posted on 01/20/2012 4:14:38 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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