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(Reuters) - Thousands of uncounted votes have been uncovered in a closely watched Wisconsin Supreme Court election, officials said on Thursday in a move that tilted the contest to the Republican incumbent.

The apparent error, found by a Waukesha County official in a final review of records, gave Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser a net additional 7,582 votes in his statewide race against union-backed challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg.

Prosser had trailed Kloppenburg by 204 votes, according to unofficial results on Wednesday.

Waukesha County is a Republican stronghold.

News of the uncounted votes came as officials throughout Wisconsin were conducting county canvasses, a final review of voting records that allows the state to certify this week's bitterly contested vote.

The Supreme Court contest was widely seen as a referendum on Republican Governor Scott Walker and the controversial curbs on collective bargaining that he and his allies passed in the legislature.

Opponents had portrayed Prosser, a former member of the state assembly, as a proxy for Walker and the anti-union policies that triggered massive protests and 16 recall campaigns targeting lawmakers.

Kathy Nickolaus, the Waukesha County clerk, apologized for the uncounted votes and blamed "human error." She said at a news conference that she had failed to properly save a spreadsheet showing one town's voting results.

"I'm thankful that this error was caught early in the process and during the canvass," Nickolaus said. "The purpose of the canvass is to catch these kinds of errors."

A statewide recount could begin next week. If it happens, it will be the first such recount in Wisconsin in more than 20 years.

To help officials prepare, the state's Government Accountability Board sent out a memo stressing that local officials needed to "maintain all memory device and programming for the April 5, 2011 Spring Election in its original form."

"We are in unprecedented times in many respects," the memo read, "but particularly with regard to a potential statewide recount, which has not occurred since 1989 ... A thorough completion of the County Board of Canvass at this time may reconcile inconsistencies and issues that will likely save you time and effort in the pending recount process."

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/08/usa-wisconsin-election-idUSN0712537520110408
 

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From what I read, she worked on a republican Caucus in the past... but I can't seem to find information on whether the "Waukesha County clerk office", is federal or state, unionized.
 

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Hey at least we won't hear about any "hanging" chads :laughing:

So far it seems all honest errors (not deliberate) but the Libs will some change that perception :lookinup:

So far (1) file 14,000 votes for one city was not counted and one voting machine was not counted in another county which added 64 votes for the "D" and -1 for thr "R" so now the count went from the "D" leading buy 204 votes to now the "R" is leading by some 7,500 votes :surprised
 

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This is the same county clerk who has been the subject of voter fraud investigations in the past. Who cut off access to election totals except for her office.

Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus' decision to go it alone in how she collects and maintains election results has some county officials raising a red flag about the integrity of the system.
Nickolaus said she decided to take the election data collection and storage system off the county's computer network - and keep it on stand-alone personal computers accessible only in her office - for security reasons.
"What it gave me was good security of the elections from start to finish, without the ability of someone unauthorized to be involved," she said.

Nonetheless, Director of Administration Norman A. Cummings said because Nickolaus has kept them out of the loop, the county's information technology specialists have not been able to verify Nickolaus' claim that the system is secure from failure.

"How does anybody else in the county know, except for her verbal word, that there are backups, and that the software she has out there is performing as it should?" he said. "There's no way I can assure that the election system is going to be fine for the next presidential election."

She also claims the changes "were not saved." She was using MS Access. Anyone who uses Access on a regular basis knows that it automatically saves everything you do. If you have a version go ahead and enter some numbers then immediately pull the plug on your computer. The database will be saved.

It is also interesting that the added votes are just enough to prevent a recount (a margin of <7400 would have triggered a recount).

Im not saying she committed fraud, but it looks very fishy.
 

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This is the same county clerk who has been the subject of voter fraud investigations in the past. Who cut off access to election totals except for her office.




She also claims the changes "were not saved." She was using MS Access. Anyone who uses Access on a regular basis knows that it automatically saves everything you do. If you have a version go ahead and enter some numbers then immediately pull the plug on your computer. The database will be saved.

It is also interesting that the added votes are just enough to prevent a recount (a margin of <7400 would have triggered a recount).

Im not saying she committed fraud, but it looks very fishy.
When you live in IL. it always smells fishy:D

Some how the lawers will get this to flip flop and in the end it WILL be proven nothing was done wrong except the amount of money and time wasted on this:lookinup:
 

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funny how little you hear about the estimated 5000 illegals that were allowed to vote in CO during the last election? funny when fraud works in your favor you are quiet, but when there is no fraud and it doesnt work in your favor you scream and cry wolf
 

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When you live in IL. it always smells fishy:D

Some how the lawers will get this to flip flop and in the end it WILL be proven nothing was done wrong except the amount of money and time wasted on this:lookinup:
You sound very confident on something that you have no evidence of either way.


funny how little you hear about the estimated 5000 illegals that were allowed to vote in CO during the last election? funny when fraud works in your favor you are quiet, but when there is no fraud and it doesnt work in your favor you scream and cry wolf
Evidence? All you have to go on is a report with the sentance “impossible to provide precise numbers” in it.
 

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funny how little you hear about the estimated 5000 illegals that were allowed to vote in CO during the last election? funny when fraud works in your favor you are quiet, but when there is no fraud and it doesnt work in your favor you scream and cry wolf
:laughing: Who gives a **** about those? They voted dem..
 

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Evidence appears to show that the vote totals forgotten by Kathy Nickolaus were posted at approximately 1:30 AM Tuesday. This independantly confirms the missing votes from Brookfield.

:laughing: Who gives a **** about those? They voted dem..
Show me evidence that illegals voted. Several sources posted here all reference one report which only used a database scrub to bring attention to the issue. Even the report mentions no direct evidence that it happened.
 

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Show me evidence that illegals voted. Several sources posted here all reference one report which only used a database scrub to bring attention to the issue. Even the report mentions no direct evidence that it happened.
It don't happen! They also don't get welfare! Hell, there are no illegals here! Why are we having this discussion?!

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It don't happen! They also don't get welfare! Hell, there are no illegals here! Why are we having this discussion?!

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Since the state agencies that give out welfare cannot ask if the applicant is or is not a citizen or legal alien how the hell do we even know whether or not illegal aliens are getting welfare?:huh:

I'm sorry there I go clouding the issue with facts again:rolleyes:
 

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Since the state agencies that give out welfare cannot ask if the applicant is or is not a citizen or legal alien how the hell do we even know whether or not illegal aliens are getting welfare?:huh:

I'm sorry there I go clouding the issue with facts again:rolleyes:
Illegals do get welfare, there is no doubt, illegals vote, there is no doubt, only political denial.
 

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Illegals do get welfare, there is no doubt, illegals vote, there is no doubt, only political denial.
I think you misinterpreted my post as arguing with you, my point was no one it watching the store when it comes to letting illegals get government bennies
 

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hey, why do you think liberals insist that having to show state/fed id is far too much to ask of poor people....
 

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How very interesting. The same fellas were arguing the EXACT opposite side of the equation when they were counting Franken and Coleman votes.

Funny how the assumptions change when the color does...
 

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How very interesting. The same fellas were arguing the EXACT opposite side of the equation when they were counting Franken and Coleman votes.

Funny how the assumptions change when the color does...
in that recount, iit was proven that convicted felons in prison were allowed to vote for franken.

I am all for voter ID. no official state or fed id? no vote period. every legal vote should count. votes that are questionable should be fully investigated. that has always been my position. usually the votes that are not counted are military absentee ballots....go figure....
 
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