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Brookfield Girl, 16, Signs Recall Petition; Mom Gets It Crossed Out

Recall Walker petitioners cross out a 16-year-old Brookfield girl's signature after her mother brings her back to admit she lied about being 18 and able to vote.

A 16-year-old Brookfield girl says she lied to Recall Walker petitioners, saying she was 18 and legally able to vote so she could sign her name to help recall Gov. Scott Walker, according to police reports.

But when the girl's mother found out, her mother drove the girl back to the petitioners — gathering signatures Saturday afternoon along busy Blue Mound Road at Main Street — to get her name crossed off, reports say.

The mother could not be reached at home for comment Monday. The Brookfield Central High School student "liked" a Wisconsins Democratic Senators — The Fab 14 Facebook page but otherwise showed no sign of political activism. According to Brookfield police reports:

Police got a call about 4:20 p.m. Saturday from an anonymous caller who heard a woman telling recall petitioners that they had had her 16-year-old daughter sign a petition. The petitioners said they would cross the girl's name off.

When police talked to the girl, she said she had lied and told petitioners she was 18 and could legally sign.

Police have not received other complaints about underage petition signers, Police Capt. Jim Adlam said. But he noted there have been media reports about people signing multiple times, including one man who estimated he signed 80 times. Recall opponents have raised concerns that the state Government Accountability Board will not automatically strike signatures if people call themselves Mickey Mouse.

Both petition gatherers and signers, Adlam said, "have a duty and an obligation to ensure that everything is accurate. You shouldn’t be fudging it or knowingly allowing people to be signing it twice or uttering false information."

A website called Verify the Recall says it will and ferret out any fraud.

Harrold Nutczak December 20, 2011 at 04:52 PM
A Brookfield mother with integrity! Thank you "Brookfield Mom". No my message to you people trying to recall our governor. Recalls are supposed to be for gross misconduct and criminal behavior, (look to Illinois for a reference) not because you didn't get your way. You recallers are similar to a spoiled child who has always gotten everything they ever wanted no matter the cost to the taxpayers under Doyle, but now that the purse string are tightened a little bit to try and help save our state from financial ruin, you throw a temper tantrum. You are not the majority by any means. So get that fantasy out of your head right now! If all of your bogus signatures are able to force a recall election, me and the rest of the "Silent Majority" will smack you down again just like we did in the original gubernatorial election. Let the man continue to implement his campaign promises, Walker is doing exactly what he said he would do during his gubernatorial campaign. Maybe you should have paid better attention way back then. I believe it was your saviour of "Hope and change" that coined the phrase "Elections have consequences, get over it!" so follow your prophets advice and get over it. You voted for Obama in 2008 to prove you are not a racist, now it is your duty to vote against Obama in 2012 to prove you are not an idiot!
James R Hoffa December 21, 2011 at 08:22 AM
@morninmist - "These are folks were (sic) are worried about their communities." And where exactly were these fine people when Doyle was cutting state funding to education by more than Walker has done, raiding segregated funds, running up debts with neighboring states by refusing to pay our share of valid reciprocity agreements, accepting billions in federal stimulus funds (borrowed money) that will have to be paid back with interest to foreign competitors by our children, etc.? All of your claims of 'righteousness' about the recall efforts are complete crappola and you know it! So please cut out all of this false feel good crap, as quite frankly, it makes me want to puke!
morninmist December 21, 2011 at 06:24 PM
@JRH You can go ahead and puke away. The other option is to ignore my posts. Have a good day and try not to dehydrate yourself if you puke too much. Drink plenty of fluids if you have to. cheers .................... James R Hoffa 2:22 am on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 @morninmist -..................... All of your claims of 'righteousness' about the recall efforts are complete crappola and you know it! So please cut out all of this false feel good crap, as quite frankly, it makes me want to puke!
morninmist December 21, 2011 at 06:27 PM
A nice women brought us a mug of hot coffee. It was good on a cold windy day. BTW--I saw nor heard any hate yesterday--only Thank you's for being at our signing spot and a lot of Happy Hollidays and Merry Christmas cheers as they left. Good cheers to you too. ............... Cynthia 10:34 am on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 Kinda selfish of you mornin to only think of yourselves and your spreading of hate.... You really need to start thinking of WHO has been polarizing WI.... BTW I don't expect you to understand it..... carry on with your blindfold to the hate and lies you spread.
morninmist December 21, 2011 at 06:33 PM
@Harold One of the chief complaints of us recallers is that it was grossly unfair to have one group of workers hit--the state and municipal workers--the nurses, the EMT"S, the county snow plowers, the teachers, etc etc. Walker and his Republicans were wrong to do this and to not spread the financial burden to all. .....You recallers are similar to a spoiled child who has always gotten everything they ever wanted no matter the cost to the taxpayers under Doyle, but now that the purse string are tightened a little bit to try and help save our state from financial ruin, you throw a temper tantrum. .................

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