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BREAKING: Computer Error Gives Prosser 7,381 More Votes, Almost Certain Victory
The Corner -- National Review Online ^ | 04/07/11 | Christian Schneider

Posted on 04/07/2011 2:47:44 PM PDT by dep

After Tuesday night’s 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 county’s 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 justice’s 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.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
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To: Raycpa
With 100% of vote counted, Kloppenburg clings to narrow lead (204); recount expected
Wednesday, April 06, 2011 7:43:21 PM · 57 of 59
factmart to max americana

Praying got us this far and GOD can take back the lead.
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Live thread: Wisconsin Supreme Court election - Prosser vs Kloppenburg
Wednesday, April 06, 2011 6:20:01 PM · 2,221 of 2,253
Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! to factmart

Recount until the union thug communist wins.

151 posted on 04/07/2011 3:35:49 PM PDT by factmart
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To: dep

lmao.


152 posted on 04/07/2011 3:38:58 PM PDT by tatown (Obama is a turd)
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To: dep
While obviously the most blame should be put on Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus as she is the main line to legitimacy, isn't there a double-check system at the state level that verifies that all precincts (or, if a read correctly, an entire municipality) have some numerical number of voter/vote counts to be entered? That is, if a complete precinct/municipality is listed as having no voters and thus no recorded votes, wouldn't that be a red flag?

Now of course the Dems will claim this was done on purpose but the question for them is how could the vote be even considered to be complete and that state elections board missed it too?

BTW - if this was done on purpose in order to fake the Dems to thinking that only so many votes needed to put KloJo over the top had been "found" this is not a case of fraudulent votes but of delinquent disclosure.

153 posted on 04/07/2011 3:41:48 PM PDT by torchthemummy (The Audacity Of Truth Trumps All)
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To: dfwgator

Indeed. I can’t help but think about Bush-Gore 2000 in FL...all during the night, Bush’s lead dropped to just over 200 votes. Gore never took the lead...not once. Yet, it truly altered the landscape with regard to elections in this country...whether national, state, local, etc. I don’t see how we can put our faith and trust in electronic voting in the country; one person - with ID - one ballot. Period.


154 posted on 04/07/2011 3:41:53 PM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: factmart

Victory that much sweeter
Hate to be so crass
But the entire Democrat party
Takes a 2x4 in the a**!


155 posted on 04/07/2011 3:42:01 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: factmart

Victory that much sweeter
Hate to be so crass
But the entire Democrat party
Takes a 2x4 in the a**!


156 posted on 04/07/2011 3:42:01 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: factmart

Victory that much sweeter
Hate to be so crass
But the entire Democrat party
Takes a 2x4 in the a**!


157 posted on 04/07/2011 3:42:01 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: factmart

Victory that much sweeter
Hate to be so crass
But the entire Democrat party
Takes a 2x4 in the a**!


158 posted on 04/07/2011 3:42:01 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: altura
Just saw this on facebook. Great news. and incredible incompetence.

I have to wonder about the "incompetence" of it all. For years the m.o. of Dems in tight races was to wait until the tallies were in and then manufacture the votes necessary to give their candidates victory, right?

In this case we have an "inadvertent" screwup that allowed thousands of legitimate votes to be held aside, meaning that if the Dems were really attempting electoral shenanigans (as has been alleged in some quarters), they were working against significantly lower vote totals.
159 posted on 04/07/2011 3:42:19 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: RoseofTexas

here’s that local source: http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/119410124.html


160 posted on 04/07/2011 3:42:26 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: dep

We have a winner!


161 posted on 04/07/2011 3:43:03 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Tea time!)
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To: torchthemummy

it is not official until it is officially reported via canvassing, with an april 15 deadline. all the numbers one sees on election night are *unofficial.* the fact is that they usually are or are close to accurate. but the system did not break down because the system has not reported any — repeat, *any* — official counts yet, except those reported by canvassing, which began today.


162 posted on 04/07/2011 3:44:44 PM PDT by dep (all that is necessary for liberals to triumph is for honest people to do nothing)
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To: altura

Incompetence? Perhaps, perhaps not. ;)

In poker, it’s called suckering the biggest loudmouth at the table to put all his chips on the table, then forcing him to draw to an inside straight.


163 posted on 04/07/2011 3:45:49 PM PDT by ratsreek
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To: dep
Awesome, if it holds up. (Though the headline doesn't make it clear that it was the correction of the error that went Prosser's way).

In any event, I picked the wrong year to quit drinking.

164 posted on 04/07/2011 3:46:08 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: ratsreek

This ain’t poker.


165 posted on 04/07/2011 3:46:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dep

Please pardon the smell...I was just wading in the DU swamp.* hoping this washes off*
Anyway, there’s a post on DU that reads:

“Look! Now the GOP is cheating!”

It’s the ‘Now’ that catches me. As in ‘first the Dems cheat (fake ballots etc.) and ‘Now’ the GOP is cheating? (adding actual, tallied votes to the overall count).


166 posted on 04/07/2011 3:46:48 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: SouthTexas

Unconfirmed reports of Democrats jumping from windows!


167 posted on 04/07/2011 3:47:05 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: dep
I'm not a follower of Hannity, so a discussion about him isn't an option for me. But if you really want to worry about people eating up bandwidth, go chase after the folks who have posted at least 7 articles about this news in the last 45 minutes or so, including 3 repostings of this particular article.

Or, you know, just celebrate the thought that a leftist may have been defeated at the polls, and try not to worry so much about the bandwidth eaten up by a single off-topic post.

168 posted on 04/07/2011 3:47:57 PM PDT by Bear_in_RoseBear (Gentlemen may cry, "Peace, peace," but there is no peace. The war is actually begun!)
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To: max americana
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 county’s total turnout. By comparison, nearly 90 percent of Dane County voters who cast a ballot in November turned out to vote for Kloppenburg.

Voter turnout was only 42% in heavily conservative and Republican Waukesha County (63% for Palin/McCain). Only 42%!

Voter turnout was 90% in heavily liberal and Democrat Waukesha County (74% for Obama/Biden). 90%!

Conservatives and Republicans lose not because of union thugs, but because too many conservatives don't vote!

169 posted on 04/07/2011 3:51:06 PM PDT by Aroostook25
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To: dep

Thanks for the prompt answer.

Torch


170 posted on 04/07/2011 3:52:26 PM PDT by torchthemummy (The Audacity Of Truth Trumps All)
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To: Aroostook25

“Voter turnout was only 42% in heavily conservative and Republican Waukesha County (63% for Palin/McCain). Only 42%!

Voter turnout was 90% in heavily liberal and Democrat Waukesha County (74% for Obama/Biden). 90%!”

Waukesha is heavily conservative AND heavily liberal??


171 posted on 04/07/2011 3:52:55 PM PDT by Cousin Eddie
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To: Aroostook25

While I agree with you for the most part - I am not sure that 90% of Dems actually voted and that those Dems who did vote were legally permitted to do so. Just sayin’...


172 posted on 04/07/2011 3:53:45 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: outhousepatrol

173 posted on 04/07/2011 3:54:26 PM PDT by dep (all that is necessary for liberals to triumph is for honest people to do nothing)
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To: Kaslin
I hear that they're planning to migrate to a more modern system:

Ancient Computer

174 posted on 04/07/2011 3:55:19 PM PDT by mikrofon (Ballot Bytes)
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To: ransomnote

Live feed to news conference: http://www.wiba.com/main.html


175 posted on 04/07/2011 3:55:46 PM PDT by Ladysmith ("There is no right that allows one person to place a burden on another." - Quinn)
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To: RoseofTexas

Conference running now :)


176 posted on 04/07/2011 3:56:27 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: ratsreek

It’s brilliant when you think about it, demand that you keep your own computer off-line, then it is an easy matter to just keep a town out until later.


177 posted on 04/07/2011 3:56:51 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: dep

http://www.wiba.com/main.html Live conference in progress


178 posted on 04/07/2011 3:57:35 PM PDT by Ladysmith ("There is no right that allows one person to place a burden on another." - Quinn)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This is not tampering...this is the official canvass report...unofficial results till today for Waukesha County :)


179 posted on 04/07/2011 3:57:43 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: dep

Well, there is a tiny fiber of relevancy to the old computer dialogue. But yeah, I somehow feel this can’t be true until we get a full report on what Hannity had for breakfast on this day in 1975.


180 posted on 04/07/2011 3:58:58 PM PDT by ratsreek
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To: Jim 0216

Yes


181 posted on 04/07/2011 3:59:12 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: DTogo

?


182 posted on 04/07/2011 4:00:06 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: dfwgator

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.


183 posted on 04/07/2011 4:01:11 PM PDT by dforest
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To: RoseofTexas

It is true—press conference now in Waukesha with county clerk...


184 posted on 04/07/2011 4:01:44 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: dep
All that friggin' angst Tuesday night, up refreshing the screen, neck and neck, going to be not knowing, and then to learn that there were 7,000 extra votes all the time that would have made the night nothing but a joyous celebration.

That election official needs to find other work.

185 posted on 04/07/2011 4:02:13 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Plutarch

but we would never have learned about the F5 key!


186 posted on 04/07/2011 4:04:04 PM PDT by dep (all that is necessary for liberals to triumph is for honest people to do nothing)
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To: Hunton Peck

Oh the correction went Prosser’s way—by nearly 8000 votes..Waukesha is Prosser country :)


187 posted on 04/07/2011 4:08:01 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: bushwon

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.


188 posted on 04/07/2011 4:09:50 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: ransomnote
More DU gnashing of teeth :-)

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....

189 posted on 04/07/2011 4:10:07 PM PDT by Bobalu ( "Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother." ..Moshe Dayan:)
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To: Plutarch

Are you saying that the vote talliers in Chicago, New Orleans, Houston, and Philly should look for new work?


190 posted on 04/07/2011 4:11:04 PM PDT by Melchior
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To: dep

They say the message that said “To continue, press any key”, then spent all night looking for the “Any Key.”


191 posted on 04/07/2011 4:11:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Plutarch

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.


192 posted on 04/07/2011 4:12:40 PM PDT by ratsreek
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To: dfwgator
This ain’t poker.

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.

193 posted on 04/07/2011 4:13:00 PM PDT by Aroostook25
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To: daler
My rather sizable gut tells me the Wisconsin GOP learned from the party’s “misfortunes” in other states’ recent elections and decided to come prepared for this one.

The Repubs appear to have dodged a big bullet here.

Before the next election, we need to

Pass Voter ID

to reduce Dem vote fraud.

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.

194 posted on 04/07/2011 4:13:27 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: dep

....which was totally useless info then...and now.


195 posted on 04/07/2011 4:13:37 PM PDT by ratsreek
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To: bushwon

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!


196 posted on 04/07/2011 4:15:44 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: dep
...and the Alt + F4 key.
197 posted on 04/07/2011 4:15:59 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever
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To: Bobalu

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....


198 posted on 04/07/2011 4:19:33 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: dep

THANK

YOU

ALMIGHTY

GOD

PRAYERS ANSWERED!!!!

PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!!


199 posted on 04/07/2011 4:19:53 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (POTUS 45 Sarah Palin....Resistance is futile! Prepare to be liberated!)
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To: ratsreek
which was totally useless info then...and now.

I personally thought F5 was a very useful bit of information.

I have used F5 several times today.

200 posted on 04/07/2011 4:20:45 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever
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