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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-11 05:56 PM
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(Wisconsin) Nearly half of Hansen signatures collected by out-of-staters, Dems say
Nearly half of Hansen signatures collected by out-of-staters, Dems say


By Tom Tolan of the Journal Sentinel

May 11, 2011 1:09 p.m. |

Here's something we didn't get to last week in the world of Wisconsin recalls:

Democrats who filed challenges last Thursday to recall petitions filed against three Democratic senators broke down the number of signatures collected in each of the campaigns by out-of-state circulators. Such signatures accounted for more than 44% of those collected by the recall campaign against Sen. Dave Hansen (R-Green Bay), Democrats say.

According to a Republican Party campaign finance statement filed last month, the party spent $92,000 on a Colorado firm, Kennedy Enterprises, to provide staffing for several recall campaigns. On its website, Kennedy Enterprises lists circulating petitions as one of the services it provides.

A Journal Sentinel spot check of Hansen recall signatures found that more than 150 of the 200 pages of signatures checked were circulated by people with out-of-state addresses.

But recall organizer David Vander Leest said the true proportion of signatures collected by out-of-staters was closer to 50%. And the Democratic analysis backed him up.

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Andy823 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-11 06:01 PM
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1. And don't forget
They went into bars and "bought" signatures for drinks! I saw that on Rachel's show I believe! I heard one lady, who sounded pretty loaded, what it was they signed. I would think that collecting signatures this way would be illegal!
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