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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 , whom Wanggaard defeated in 2010, announced he was throwing his hat in the ring for a rematch.

James R Hoffa February 06, 2012 at 04:30 AM
Ah yes, good old Robin - you can always count on her for some old-fashioned partisan name-calling! I still love ya Robin :-)
morninmist February 06, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Van and the other senators have till Thrusday to submit their challenges. and it must come from the Senators--not outside groups. http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/gab-doesn-t-want-petition-verification-from-others/article_55bc44e6-50f3-11e1-8fb2-0019bb2963f4.html?mode=story
James R Hoffa February 06, 2012 at 07:52 PM
@morninmist - That's great. I'm sure you're very proud. But could you please answer the question that I've now been posing to you for quite some time on the Patch boards? Or will you continue to ignore it? If so, I find that very telling indeed, don't you?
Racine Progressive February 06, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Oh boy, more wasted effort and money by Wanggaard's gang. Then again I'm sure Walker will share some of his money that he's been raising from his rich buddies as he criss-crosses the country. Instead of being here in Wisconsin doing his job, Walker is busy selling out to any bidder.
jt February 07, 2012 at 12:58 AM
i really think it's interesting that so many have so much money for campaign contributions but yet they hate taxes! i think we should change the wisconsin tax code to eliminate campaign contributions from being deductable. it seems that some charities may also be laundering money for contributions. just a thought.

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