Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
January 12, 2012
Contact: Larry Gamble
Phone: (414) 465-8683
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: "Verify The Recall" Proceeds with Verification Efforts
Since announcing the project on December 4, 2011, Verify The Recall has successfully built and tested a custom software program that will allow volunteers to enter recall petition data from recall petition PDFs (provided by the GAB) into a secure database. Analysis of the data can then be completed.
Over 8,500 volunteers have signed up to help enter recall data into Verify The Recall's database, all of whom will be able to complete the data entry process from the comfort of their own home. Due to the sheer size of its volunteer force, Verify The Recall expects to complete the data entry process within two or three days after the recall petition PDFs become available from the GAB.
"The response to Verify The Recall has been extremely positive," says Ross Brown of We the People of the Republic, co-organizer of Verify The Recall. "The people of
After all recall petition data is entered into Verify The Recall's database, thorough analysis of the data will ensue.
"Reports today show that the GAB will be checking recall petitions for duplicate signatures, fictitious signatures, and fake names. Verify The Recall's efforts will go much beyond that," explains Tim Dake of the
Additionally, after hearing concerns from many Wisconsinites who did not sign recall petitions about their names or addresses being fraudulently used on a recall petition, Verify The Recall created the "No Sign Registration" List. Anyone who signs up for this list shall receive notification if their name and/or address is found on a recall petition, at which point the individual can take further action to flag the signature as potentially fraudulent. Over 30,000 Wisconsinites have added their name to the list thus far.
Even after today's announcement from the GAB, organizers of Verify The Recall are firm in their position of proceeding with the project regardless of what efforts are made by other governmental or partisan groups.
"Verify The Recall was the first statewide effort to announce its intent to check every signature from recall petitions," explains Ross Brown. "The people of
Verify The Recall is an independent, non-partisan efforts led by Tea Party groups in
Additional information about the project can be found online at www.VerifyTheRecall.com.