5,000 Postcards Going Out to Verify Signatures on Wanggaard Petitions
The senator's campaign says it is doing the mailing to help weed out any fraud.
If you signed a recall petition for State Sen. Van Wanggaard, there's a chance you might get a postcard in the mail asking if you really did sign.
According to a story in The Journal Times, a number of residents have stepped forward saying their names on a petition, but they didn't sign.
So to help weed out potential fraud, which the Racine County Sheriff is helping investigate, Wanggaard's campaign is mailing out 5,000 postcards so citizens can say whether or not they really did put pen to paper. The postcard asks residents to contact the Wanggaard campaign if they did not sign.
Friends of Van Wanggaard is footing the bill for the mailing.
Officials under recall have until Thurs., Feb. 9, to submit challenges to the recall petitions.
To force a recall of Wanggaard (R-Racine), Democrats need 15,353 valid signatures. Recall supporters say they turned in about 24,000 and even with some of the mistakes, will have more than enough to force a new election.
Earlier this week, former State Sen. John Lehman, whom Wanggaard defeated in 2010, announced he was throwing his hat in the ring for a rematch.