GAB plans to meet March 19 deadline of reviewing all recall signatures
MILWAUKEE- The Government Accountability Board expects to finish reviewing recall signatures by March 19, according to GAB spokesman Reid Magney.
Magney joined Wisconsin's Afternoon News with John Mercure on Monday afternoon.
Magney said that the GAB is reviewing signatures for Governor Walker, Lt. Gov. Kleefisch and the four state Senators: Scott Fitzgerald, Pam Galloway, Terry Moulton and Van Wanggaard.
On Monday, the campaign for Wisconsin's Republican governor says it will not be challenging signatures on petitions for a recall election to oust him from office in 2012.
Magney said the GAB plans to meet on March 12 to determine where they will go with reviewing recall petitions of Lt. governor and governor. He said the GAB started with the state Senate recall petitions first, but didn't have an actual number on how many signatures still need to be reviewed.
According to Magney, they will release the information on: the number of valid signatures, the amount the came in and the amount struck, etc.
He established that, by law, the GAB doesn't "verify" petitions in the sense that they determine that a person is eligible to vote, reported their actual address, etc. Magney said all the GAB is doing is making sure there is a signature, legible address, appropriate date for when the petition was signed. They also look for fake names, like Bugs Bunny or Mickey Mouse, or duplicates.
Magney told Wisconsin's Afternoon News that it is up to the recall candidate to determine more thoroughly if certain petitions should be thrown out.