Local volunteers who are verifying signatures on the petitions to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker received a surprise this weekend when the governor himself visited the Republican County of Waukesha County offices where the work is being done.
From Keith Best, who is the media spokesman for the local GOP party:
"Many of these volunteers have told us they have never been involved politically before. They vote Republican but have never been to an event or volunteered, but feel compelled to do this. They believe their vote from November 2010 is being discounted and they disagree with this recall, based on the fact Gov. Walker did what he said he was going to do, and what they voted for him to do. And now they see his reforms are working."
The volunteers, while they realize its unlikely that they will throw out enough signatures to stop a recall election, have been finding suspect signatures on the petitions, according to TMJ4.
Graeme Zielinski, the spokesman for the Wisconsin Democratic Party, told multiple media outlets this weekend that even if some signatures are kept off the petitions, there will be enough signatures to force the recall election. Earlier this month, the Democrats They needed 540,208 signatures to force the recall election.
Fox 6 is reporting that after the signatures against Walker are reviewed, the volunteers will check the petitions for a recall against Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.
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