The Recall Dunleavy Committee has released names, drivers’ license numbers and signatures of some of their petition sponsors.
The committee, in an email to their supporters, posted a photo that showed the information that exposes at least two recall supporters to identity theft, possibly more for someone who has the technology to zoom in and decipher the data.
The committee has been collecting signatures on petitions for two years. Its efforts started in 2019, when the disgruntled Democrats started collecting signatures on an application for a recall petition from the Division of Elections. The group had registered the website Recall Dunleavy in February of 2019, shortly after the new governor had proposed a budget with many cuts in it.
Once that petition was granted, the actual petition booklets started circulating. But that means the Recall Dunleavy group has the names, addresses, signatures and, in some cases, the drivers license numbers for hundreds of Alaskans.
Security for that information does not seem to be a priority for the committee.
Several weeks ago, a website was established by the opposite group, called “Keep Dunleavy.” It allows people to easily remove their names from the petition. The people behind the website “remove signature.com” say they have been getting “a lot” of people taking their names off the Recall Dunleavy petition through the website.
Meanwhile, while others are honoring the war dead on Monday, the Recall Dunleavy Committee will be using Memorial Day to try to collect signatures at Pioneer Park in Fairbanks.