Verify the recall IS working, just as planned. Are they finding massive fraud like they promised before they even saw one signature? Of course not, there was not any!
The question I asked recently is Who is going to Veryify the Verify the Recall? Unfortunately many in the media treated them as if they were a nonpartisan watchdog group, who just wanted a fair election. Sadly that was not their goal. Intimidation was their goal and it is working. No one felt the need to ask why verify the recall people(who are for the most part anonymous), would want an online searchable database. Its one thing to want to “weed out fraud” but by extension, if you signed the recall petitions legitimately, then no need to be on a searchable database. UNLESS of course, you wanted these people to be searched!
The VTR group are modern day tories, who want to work up the right wing with fake stories of fraud, a big government/no privacy searchable database, and then shared anonymously as often as possible. They have no interest in a fair election they want to intimidate people who oppose them. The thing is they do not have the courage to do so themselves, so they put it there like this and hope that their followers take the lead.
Well it’s working.
H/T Root River Siren (this is worth a full read) where the Siren shares a few stories:
* A woman we know of was confronted loudly and inappropriately as church services ended. Her confronter screamed at her in front of parishioners and her minister that she had seen her name on Van’s list. Mortified, this bully went on to tell her she wished she had not prayed for her in the past…all because she signed a recall petition.
* A reader had a letter sent to his home that contained a photocopy of the petition his wife had signed and a copy of a pro-Walker speech. They took the time to include the message in all caps: “IT IS THE STATE VERSUS YOU.”
* The Coffee shop that received intimidating anonymous letters.
Yes the “Operation Verify the Recall” is working exactly as they planned. Scott Walker must be very happy!