Just as I was worried about the difficulties inherent in validating hundreds of thousands recall signatures, Mike Tate and the Democratic Party unwittingly offer a solution.
Mr. Tate claims to have 507,000 signatures. Good work. Let's start to vet them.
If these signatures are almost all valid. If there is nothing to see here, then why not make them available to the public? Given the GAB's self expressed inability to actually validate the signatures and the recall organizers disavowal of any intention to do so, let's start making copies and get to work.
I don't expect that to happen but what could the justification be for failing to do so. I can think of one. Limit the time available for the opposition, media and regulators to do their due diligence.
I can't think of another. I know we'll hear that the Democrats don't want others raising "frivolous" challenges but we can't know that they are frivolous until we see what they are. That someone may make bad challenges to signatures does not justify failing to produce them or allowing adequate time to make sure that they are valid.
I know we'll hear assertions that the signatures are valid. All the more reason to disclose them.
So let the media and recall opponents get to work.
Or explain why you won't.