Shocking. Really. "Privacy" concerns only matter on the Walker recall.MADISON — What’s in a million names?Wisconsin and the world were supposed to find out Monday.
Now, the Government Accountability Board, or GAB, which oversees state elections and campaigns, is reportedly holding off posting the reported 1 million signatures on petitions seeking to recall Gov. Scott Walker due to privacy concerns.
GAB spokesman Reid Magney told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Monday evening the board was holding off on posting the names online after hearing concerns about a stalking victim and others who did not want their names released.
The board within days of the deadline for recall campaigns to turn in petitions, posted on its site the signatures from recall efforts targeting four state GOP senators — Pam Galloway of Wausau,Terry Moulton of Chippewa Falls, Van Wanggaard of Racine, and Senate Majority LeaderScott Fitzgerald of Juneau.
Magney earlier Monday said the board planned to turn over the scanned copies of the petitions targeting Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch , and post them online, sometime later this week.
What remained unanswered late Monday was why the Walker recall petitions are considered different than the others — why those names may be shielded while not the other.
Privacy concerns stall release of WI recall signatures