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Wis. officials strike 30,115 Walker signatures

Despite widespread accusations of fraud on petitions to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker, elections officials say they found only five fake names.

Of the more than 930,000 signatures submitted, the Government Accountability Board said Thursday that only 30,115 were struck. That is just over 3 percent.

Of those struck, there were 4,001 duplicates and just five fictitious names. Those were Adolf Hitler, Mick E. Mous, Donald L. Duck, Fungky Van Den Elzen, and I Love Scott Walker Thanks.

Two other names elections officials flagged as potentially fake were later found in the statewide voter registration database or telephone directories: Princess High and Mohammed Ali.

The board is to meet Friday to vote on certifying the election.

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