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Governor Scott Walker is facing possible a possible recall in the state of Wisconsin. There has been huge involvement from labor unions and throngs of people from outside of the state. He is a threat to the union machine here, as he was elected to “represent the tax-payers.”
The recall petitions have been posted online – for everyone to see. In spending about one hour looking at various pages I was struck by how easy, for the untrained eye, it is to detect fraud! I estimate, from my small sample size, that almost 40% of the signatures are very, very questionable. Very frequently, you find one person that fills out multiple names. This is against the law for both the signer and the circulator.
Here is an example of one sheet.
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On this one page, here is an example of what is seen all too frequently. These three samples were all written by the same person. Notice the red circles of an unusual, consistent style ‘e’ formation. The orange boxes show a consistent flat-topped ‘r.’ Lastly, the lavender ovals show how this person makes the exact same final stroke on the capital ‘B.’ One person filled out 3 signatures.
Again, this is a superficial look and it is clear to see that there is fraud on this one page. This is very consistent with what I saw throughout the one hour I spent looking at signatures.
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