WTMJ-AM righty radio talker Jeff Wagner has had a lot to say about the signatures gathered for the Scott Walker recall, so let's go over the record now that the Government Accountability Board in Madison is poised to schedule the recall election because it has certified as valid more 350,000 signatures than the 540,000 of signatures minimally needed.
Here's what Walker said about recall signatures, and what I posted about it in January:
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The WTMJ radio talker has predicted 25% or more of the Walker recall signatures would get tossed.
The Right believed its own word balloons, and whipped up the base, which had already been conditioned to believe in 'voter fraud ['Sic], leading to an interesting comment on that posting from "Reagan's Disciple," one of this blog's inveterate Righty readers:I'll take a dollar of that.
At the risk of elevating these pseudonymous dreadmeisters - - Yawn.
And to the people better connected to the effort who predicted in the comments a disqualification rate below 5%. Take a bow.
It was my personal experience that care taken during the collection process, the signature collectors' universal dedication to a serious task, and the double-and-triple checking at the turn-in stations all kept errors or monkey-business to a minimum.
Now here's how I reported the findings from the GAB earlier Thursday:
Talk radio is constantly a fact-free zone.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The GAB validates more than 900,000 good signatures on the Walker recall petitions.
The board invalidated roughly 3% of the total submitted.
So the effort by Tea Partiers and talk radio hosts to muddy and monkey-wrench the process with their own 'inspections' and predictions was off by a few hundred thousand signatures and a factor of eight, according to their own 'data' (click through the "True the vote" link).