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Verify The Recall Proceeds with Verification Efforts


January 12, 2012

Contact: Larry Gamble

Phone: (414) 465-8683

Email: LGamble@wi.rr.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: "Verify The Recall" Proceeds with Verification Efforts

 

Wisconsin - Project organizers announced this afternoon that "Verify The Recall" is moving forward with its plans to check every signature gathered in the gubernatorial recall process, despite new reports stating that the Government Accountability Board will be checking for duplicate and fraudulent signatures.

 

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 Wisconsin are anxious to help ensure the integrity of our election processes. Verify The Recall gives them the opportunity to do so."

 

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 Wisconsin of Liberty, co-organizer of Verify The Recall. "Like the GAB, Verify The Recall will be flagging duplicate and fictitious signatures, but we will also be combing through the data to find and flag felons, deceased persons, underage signors, non-logical or non-existent addresses, and much, much more. It will be interesting to compare the results of our findings to those of the GAB."

 

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 Wisconsin expect us to follow through on our commitment to help secure the integrity of Wisconsin's election processes. We are confident in our ability - and are fully committed - to meet and exceed those expectations. Our volunteer force is eager to get involved. We are excited to proceed as planned."

 

Verify The Recall is an independent, non-partisan efforts led by Tea Party groups in Wisconsin.

Additional information about the project can be found online at www.VerifyTheRecall.com.

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