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WI - State elections watchdog satisfied with Waukesha Cty's final canvass - possible recount pending
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 4/19/11 | Laurel Walker

Posted on 04/19/2011 3:01:06 PM PDT by Jean S

Edited on 04/19/2011 3:14:48 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The state's top election watchdog agency has satisfied itself that results certified by Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus for the April 5 election are consistent with totals reported by municipalities, though "a few anomalies" were found in a four-day investigation.

In a statement released Tuesday, the Government Accountability Board staff said, "After completing the review of the election materials from Waukesha County, there were some discrepancies found in the Government Accountability Board's evaluation of the Waukesha County election returns that could not be explained based upon the documentation reviewed."

They amounted to only a handful of votes.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: kloppenburg; prosser; recount; wisconsinshowdown
The ball's in your court Kloppenburg.
1 posted on 04/19/2011 3:01:10 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Jean S

The union will not desire to toss money away at this point. Based on this election...they will quiet down for the next twelve months and prepare for the November 2012 election.


2 posted on 04/19/2011 3:04:13 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Government Accountability Board statement
3 posted on 04/19/2011 3:04:19 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Jean S

They amounted to only a handful of votes.


Guess who’s votes they were?


4 posted on 04/19/2011 3:04:33 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Jean S

HA! Gotta go back and play her Victory Speech one more time...


5 posted on 04/19/2011 3:06:51 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: pepsionice
The union will not desire to toss money away at this point.

The unions won't have to pay a dime for a recount, Kloppenburg is legally entitled to one because of the vote margin. She has until 5 pm tomorrow to request one at taxpayer expense.

6 posted on 04/19/2011 3:09:38 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Jean S

Never turn your backs on a power hungry commie Rat!


7 posted on 04/19/2011 3:10:44 PM PDT by Yorktownpatriot
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Can you imagine the outcry if a Republican had a 204 vote lead in an election, claimed victory, but then saw the results overturned by late counted or recounted votes???? The liberals would be all over them for premature victory statements. In this case, all we hear is silence from the liberals, and no acknowledgement that their candidate claimed victory in error.


8 posted on 04/19/2011 3:11:10 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Jean S

If she doesn’t concede by 5PM tomorow, and demands a state paid recount, then Prosser should immediately come out and CLAIM victory.


9 posted on 04/19/2011 3:12:15 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: Jean S

“The unions won’t have to pay a dime for a recount, Kloppenburg is legally entitled to one because of the vote margin. She has until 5 pm tomorrow to request one at taxpayer expense.”

No, with the larger vote margin now, not the original one of only a couple of hundred votes, she will have to pay to have a recount, not the taxpayers.


10 posted on 04/19/2011 3:12:23 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: ken5050
-- If she doesn't concede by 5PM tomorow, and demands a state paid recount, then Prosser should immediately come out and CLAIM victory. --

He already did.

11 posted on 04/19/2011 3:18:20 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: flaglady47

No, she is legally entitled to a government paid recount if she asks for one. She has until tomorrow at 5pm to do so.


12 posted on 04/19/2011 3:18:23 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Cboldt

OK..thanks..how about RECLAIM VICTORY?


13 posted on 04/19/2011 3:20:06 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: Jean S

I can hear libtard heads a poppin’ all over again.


14 posted on 04/19/2011 3:22:57 PM PDT by fwdude (The world is sleeping in the dark that the Church just can't fight, 'cause it's asleep in the light.)
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To: ken5050
-- how about RECLAIM VICTORY? --

Works for me! Prosser suggested that a recount was a waste of taxpayer money.

www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2706914/posts

15 posted on 04/19/2011 3:28:04 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: flaglady47

Nope, the came up with an extra 200 Kloppenburg votes that put her with in the .5% margin of victory for a taxpayer funded recount.


16 posted on 04/19/2011 3:30:47 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Jean S

Awwww...did the rats run out of shoe boxes filled with ballots of dead people, dogs, cats, illegals, etc?

Boo hoo you commie rat bastards!


17 posted on 04/19/2011 3:34:02 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: flaglady47
April 16, 2011: The margin - 0.488% - is within the 0.5% limit that would allow Kloppenburg to request a statewide recount at taxpayers' expense.
18 posted on 04/19/2011 3:35:53 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Jean S

If it were possible to eliminate all fraudulent votes and electioneering in this election, Prosser would be up by at least 50k.


19 posted on 04/19/2011 3:37:35 PM PDT by fwdude (The world is sleeping in the dark that the Church just can't fight, 'cause it's asleep in the light.)
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To: Yorktownpatriot

Watch us here in WI, we’re paving the way. One battle at a time. The libs are desperate, and they’re throwing the kitchen sink at us. They are out of options. They’re resorting to smacking shovels together at the tea party.


20 posted on 04/19/2011 3:49:58 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: flaglady47

She still has to pay attorney’s fees.


21 posted on 04/19/2011 3:51:24 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: fwdude

You are right about that. I’m convinced that the Dims called off the fraud dogs when what’s her face announced victory...You know they were saying that they could have used a lot more dead people otherwise...


22 posted on 04/19/2011 4:19:12 PM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJxBemePX8E&feature=related

Here it is! Kloppenburg’s “victory” speech. It’s a classic.


23 posted on 04/19/2011 4:35:02 PM PDT by Atlantan
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To: Jean S

“No, she is legally entitled to a government paid recount if she asks for one. She has until tomorrow at 5pm to do so.”

Yes, you are right. I read the article I was looking at wrong. The recount would be at the taxpayers’ expense, but her legal teams that she would have to have to oversee the recount, would be an expense she would have to eat. My mistake. So, the question is, would she and/or the unions want to cough up the big bucks for the legal teams necessary in any recount vote. My guess is they will not ask for the recount, but we should know very shortly. Sorry for the mistake on my part, my bad. Need new spectacles.


24 posted on 04/19/2011 4:41:47 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: flaglady47

LOL, lucky for me I got new glasses last month.

I honestly don’t know what will happen next. I wouldn’t put it past the unions to push this into a recount. Kloppenburg is just a puppet. What idiot would announce victory with 204 votes unless told to by her masters?


25 posted on 04/19/2011 4:46:57 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: pepsionice

‘Based on this election...they will quiet down for the next twelve months and prepare for the November 2012 election.’

The Unions never give up! They will surely be taking part in the upcoming recall elections for GOP and Dem state Senators.


26 posted on 04/19/2011 4:53:56 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable -- Daniel Webster)
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To: Atlantan
I can't imagine what could have gone wrong. Look at this support!
27 posted on 04/19/2011 5:11:00 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.conservativedna.com/)
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To: ken5050

Prosser gave a wonderful victory speech.


28 posted on 04/19/2011 7:20:37 PM PDT by prairiebreeze ("We need to be in it to win it, and if there's doubt we need to get out". -- Palin on Libya.)
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To: Jean S
This year's spending by third-party groups was second highest in state history - $4.5 million compared with $4.8 million in the 2008 race. The groups spent $2.7 million to help Prosser and $1.8 million to help Kloppenburg, the Democracy Campaign found.

Interesting info.

29 posted on 04/19/2011 7:28:21 PM PDT by prairiebreeze ("We need to be in it to win it, and if there's doubt we need to get out". -- Palin on Libya.)
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To: pepsionice

It is within the margin which triggers a state paid recount if the loser asks for it.

There is no question that the loser will subject the state to a useless recount. We are not dealing with honorable people or good sports.


30 posted on 04/19/2011 8:19:35 PM PDT by arrogantsob
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To: Indy Pendance

Pro bono.


31 posted on 04/19/2011 8:21:26 PM PDT by arrogantsob
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
The Unions never give up! They will surely be taking part in the upcoming recall elections for GOP and Dem state Senators.

And what lesson will the unions and the libs come away with here? Cheat more and cheat earlier. And they will do just that.

32 posted on 04/19/2011 8:48:42 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: prairiebreeze

If you look further it was a liberal think tank that compiled those numbers. The Journal-Sentinel didn’t consult any other sources.


33 posted on 04/19/2011 8:55:41 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: prairiebreeze
Their only source:

Brennan Center for Justice - at New York University School of Law

34 posted on 04/19/2011 8:59:07 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: prairiebreeze
Correction, the Journal-Sentinel also used these completely undocumented numbers as a source:

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

35 posted on 04/19/2011 9:30:08 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Jean S

Kloppy and her union thugs should be required to pay every penny for any “recount”. And then, they should all be required to get the hell out of the state while the recount is taking place. Any union thugs that try to get involved in the recount should be arrested, severely beaten up and then taken out and shot.


36 posted on 04/19/2011 9:36:39 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The "Rich" is not obligated to provide anyone with a BIG nanny state government.)
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To: Atlantan
Oh, that's hysterical. Her "confidence in the vote margin" (of 204 votes) and that "the people heard" her message was badly misplaced.

And what's with that breathy, little-girl voice and that bug-eyed stare? She truly sounds dim.

37 posted on 04/19/2011 9:48:16 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Jean S
I believe that taxpayers will be on the hook for $5/ward.

Kloppy (i.e. the unions) will have to pay the rest, and the lawyers' fees).

Cheers!

38 posted on 04/19/2011 10:44:12 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Jean S; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; bushwon; Principle Over Politics; ...
Wisconsin Politics Ping List Ping!
39 posted on 04/20/2011 5:50:57 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Jean S

What a relief that this critical balance on the Wisconsin Supreme Court has been maintained! Kudos to the fine citizens who voted for Justice Prosser.


40 posted on 04/20/2011 7:12:20 AM PDT by American Quilter (DEFUND OBAMACARE.)
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To: flaglady47

“My guess is they will not ask for the recount, but we should know very shortly. “

There should be a Prosser commercial ready to go about voter fraud being a crime and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.


41 posted on 04/20/2011 9:15:17 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Who is John Galt?)
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To: rabidralph

That has to be the lamest campaign song I have ever heard.


42 posted on 04/20/2011 12:37:30 PM PDT by Pusterfuss (If Obama is the answer, how stupid was the question?)
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To: Jean S
Here is her news conference asking for a recall. She is quite fetching with several slabs of raw bacon wrapped around her neck. Enjoy!
43 posted on 04/20/2011 4:30:24 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.conservativedna.com/)
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