FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 2011
Contact: Ciara Matthews
REPUBLICAN PARTY OF WISCONSIN, FRIENDS OF SCOTT WALKER ANNOUNCE VERIFICATION EFFORT
Voters Asked to Help Bring Fairness to the Recall Effort
Madison, Wis. – The Republican Party of Wisconsin and Friends of Scott Walker today announced the official launch of a joint recall signature verification effort at www.ScottWalker.org. The new landing page will be a resource for citizens who want to get involved in the forthcoming process of verifying signatures collected during the recall petition process.
This effort to verify signatures is in response to repeated allegations of individuals signing multiple recall petitions. The Government Accountability Board has ruled that the burden of verifying collected signatures will fall upon Governor Walker, and the Republican Party of Wisconsin. The Friends of Scott Walker campaign will be overseeing a massive statewide volunteer effort to ensure that the recall effort is not tainted by these repeated instances of fraud.
"As the only legal entities able to officially challenge duplicate signatures, the Republican Party of Wisconsin is proud to join Friends of Scott Walker in this joint effort to protect the recall process," said Stephan Thompson, Executive Director for the Republican Party of Wisconsin. "A majority of citizens have grown increasingly frustrated with the recall process, and this effort allows these people to get involved and protect their state from repeated fraudulent activity."
Ciara Matthews, communications director for Friends of Scott Walker also noted that help from the Governor’s supporters in this verification effort allows Governor Walker to continue to get his message out to voters.
"The Governor has spent his first year in office laying the foundation for a more successful Wisconsin,” Matthews explained. “It is important for him to continue talking with Wisconsinites about how his bold reforms are the first steps in putting state government back on the side of taxpayers.”
Citizens interested in volunteering for the signature verification effort are encouraged to visit http://scottwalker.org or contact Friends of Scott Walker at (608) 441-1640.