Skip to comments.BREAKING: Computer Error Gives Prosser 7,381 More Votes, Almost Certain Victory
Posted on 04/07/2011 2:47:44 PM PDT by dep
After Tuesday nights Wisconsin Supreme Court election, a computer error in heavily Republican Waukesha County failed to send election results for the entire City of Brookfield to the Associated Press. The error, revealed today, would give incumbent Supreme Court Justice David Prosser a net 7,381 votes against his challenger, attorney Joanne Kloppenburg. On Wednesday, Kloppenburg declared victory after the AP reported she finished the election with a 204-vote lead, out of nearly 1.5 million votes cast.
On election night, AP results showed a turnout of 110,000 voters in Waukesha County well short of the 180,000 voters that turned out last November, and 42 percent of the countys total turnout. By comparison, nearly 90 percent of Dane County voters who cast a ballot in November turned out to vote for Kloppenburg.
Prior to the election, Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus was heavily criticized for her decision to keep the county results on an antiquated personal computer, rather than upgrade to a new data system being utilized statewide. Nickolaus cited security concerns for keeping the data herself yet when she reported the data, it did not include the City of Brookfield, whose residents cast nearly 14,000 votes.
Throughout the day Thursday, official canvass numbers flipped the lead back and forth between Prosser and Kloppenburg. While many believed a recount was inevitable, the addition of the Brookfield votes for Prosser could push the justices lead beyond the legal threshold that would trigger an automatic recount. Under state law, Kloppenburg could still ask for a recount up to three days after the official canvass, but would have to pay for it herself.
More details as they become available.
You should have no faith in the US voting system, nor should you have any faith that any democrat will ever transfer power.
Once you get that down, you know what to expect in 2012.
It is true—press conference now in Waukesha with county clerk...
That election official needs to find other work.
but we would never have learned about the F5 key!
Oh the correction went Prosser’s way—by nearly 8000 votes..Waukesha is Prosser country :)
The incredulous commie press is peppering the clerk with inane questions now. She has to start at Computer Info/Database Systems 101 with them. This could take all night to explain.
You know...I just saw a few votes tick by on my yahoo email account...3, no 4 now. I will send them in, since I want to be fair and honest with no clear agenda. SERIES>
Yay! And I just found 14 million more for Kloppenburg on mine! Scouts honor!
It's a miracle! And the face of Scott Walker has appeared on my dirty panties!
You know what they want. Blood in the streets. They have pushed the people of Wisconsin all during this showdown. They have accused them of being dirty hippies who stank up the capitol and vandalized it. They have locked them out and tried to take away all their rights. So far, the people have worked peacefully through legal channels. The next step might be a general strike. Or... If they get angry enough to retaliate forcefully, the repuke jerks will say, "See? We told you so." If they take things into their own hands, maybe my hands will be there to help. We have all had enough of their cheating and stealing.
As the Rude Pundit said... "You need to expect that mother***ers will f**k their mothers. It's just what mother****ers do. They f**k their mothers. It's right there in the word. If you put John Boehner's mother in front of him, he will f**k her. Because he is a mother****er. It's what he knows. It's what all Republicans know. It's their nature. "
They are just so sweet over there at DU....
Are you saying that the vote talliers in Chicago, New Orleans, Houston, and Philly should look for new work?
They say the message that said “To continue, press any key”, then spent all night looking for the “Any Key.”
What would have happened is that the rats would have known about those votes and manufactured enough to exceed it.
This is good news on several fronts.............if you think about it.
True, this is a battle for the survival of free America.
And conservatives who sit home and don't vote are against us because they are not with us.
The Repubs appear to have dodged a big bullet here.
Before the next election, we need to
A favorite tactic, particularly in college towns like Madison where people move away after graduation, but are not necessarily dropped from the rolls, is to find out and make a list ahead of time who is registered but no longer living there -- then people go from poll to poll saying they are the moved-away people. Having to show ID would fix that, as long as we had enough poll watchers to make sure the IDs were actually verified.
....which was totally useless info then...and now.
That’s what I finally figured out. On first reading the headline, I wasn’t sure, partly because it’s so hard to believe something actually went our way for once!
Whoa! We’re gonna need a Hazmat team to scrub you down after what you waded through! Thanks for taking one for the team!
So the revisionist historians take flight, crafting their excuses for violence in advance....contaminating the ‘net with their repulsive thought processes...all because official canvasing has revealed an error that canvassing is intended to catch....
PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!!
I personally thought F5 was a very useful bit of information.
I have used F5 several times today.