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Tea Party groups to check Wis. recall signatures


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Organizers with several Wisconsin Tea Party groups say they have thousands of volunteers ready to check the validity of signatures to recall Gov. Scott Walker and other GOP leaders.

Organizers with We the People of the Republic and The Wisconsin Grandsons of Liberty held a press conference Tuesday at the state Capitol to announce about 11,000 people have pledged online to check for fraudulent signatures through an online system.

The groups are working with a Texas-based group to create the database program that will allow volunteers to check the signatures from home. They will receive webinar training to check for signs of fraud.

The groups, which call themselves bipartisan, say they're looking for duplicate names and incorrect addresses.

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