The review of signatures submitted seeking a recall election of Gov. Scott Walker will take longer than the 60 days originally planned. The director of the Government Accountability Board which is charged with handling the review said Thursday that it’s not clear how long it will take, but it will be more than 60 days. Board director Kevin Kennedy says more time is needed in order to do a more extensive review of the signatures to look for duplicates and obvious fakes as ordered by a judge last week. Kennedy says the board will proceed with the review next week even if the state decides to seek an appeal.
… The state board charged with reviewing signatures to recall Gov. Scott Walker plans to purchase computer software that will allow it to review individual signatures on recall petitions to root out duplicates and obviously fake names. The Government Accountability Board is taking that additional unplanned step to be in accordance with a court ruling last week that said it has to do a more stringent signature review than expected.