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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
KEYWORDS: wisconsinshowdown
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To: Hunton Peck

Well there was Nov 2010. :)


201 posted on 04/07/2011 4:21:25 PM PDT by Delacon ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken)
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To: Bobalu

Ah, the rocket surgeons are in a snit.

Eat sh!t and die, you dirty, vandalizing, lying, cheating, thieving, “motherf*****g” hippies.

They got beat at their own game and now they’re whining.

I like the one who wants to take to the streets with his own hands. I think I can train him how to sniff gunpowder instead of glue very quickly.


202 posted on 04/07/2011 4:22:45 PM PDT by ratsreek
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To: Delacon

I meant in the post-election game-playing. :-)


203 posted on 04/07/2011 4:23:12 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: stars & stripes forever

Goody for you.


204 posted on 04/07/2011 4:23:58 PM PDT by ratsreek
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To: livius

I just saw a live news conference out of Waukesha county on one of the Milwaukee TV channels. (6pm Central Channel 4 from Milwaukee)

The woman speaking, had to explain what happened. She was not too steady, she managed not to cry.

She had a whole lot of weight on her shoulders having to admit such a huge mistake to the whole state and to the whole country.

It was astounding to watch as she read the totals, gave the reasons for the mistake etc.

Believe it. It’s true. We’ve had a miracle.


205 posted on 04/07/2011 4:26:08 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (POTUS 45 Sarah Palin....Resistance is futile! Prepare to be liberated!)
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To: dfwgator

206 posted on 04/07/2011 4:26:33 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: stars & stripes forever

I plead ignorance on the F5 key. Can you point me in the right direction?


207 posted on 04/07/2011 4:26:39 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: dep

A new hire about 20 years old sat looking bored at the idle computer in front of him. Staring at the keyboard for a few minutes, he finally reach out and tentively touched the F5 key. At that precise moment, the monitor shorted out and emitted a gasp of burning plastic aroma out of the top (old CRT type). I couldn’t miss an opportunity like that, I just couldn’t. In a fake alarmed voice I demanded “Oh no! What key did you touch!!!?’ and he frantically stammered ‘I just the touched the F5 key, honest!!!’ I widened my eyes in fake awe and said slowly and ominously ‘N-E-V-E-R touch the F5 key! N-E-V-E-R!’ Meanwhile I was wondering if I was going to have to haul it outside because it seemed to be smoldering.... Oh it took me 45 minutes to calm the kid down and I fear he may never have fully recovered. Good times...good times....


208 posted on 04/07/2011 4:26:52 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: RoseofTexas; All

It’s a miracle!

Praise The Lord!!!

Virtual Freeper Hugs to ALL!


209 posted on 04/07/2011 4:28:06 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (POTUS 45 Sarah Palin....Resistance is futile! Prepare to be liberated!)
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To: dfwgator

That was an analogy to illustrate the essence of what appears to have taken place. Sorry you didn’t catch onto that.


210 posted on 04/07/2011 4:28:16 PM PDT by ratsreek
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To: fwdude

LOL! I said the same on FB. Bad enough trying to learn Access, never trying to explain to the numbnuts in the press!


211 posted on 04/07/2011 4:29:19 PM PDT by Ladysmith ("There is no right that allows one person to place a burden on another." - Quinn)
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To: ransomnote

Yeah, that “Now” is a bit of a Freudian slip, lol!

Good catch!


212 posted on 04/07/2011 4:29:31 PM PDT by ratsreek
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To: ratsreek

I love the sound of liberal heads exploding in the morning!


213 posted on 04/07/2011 4:31:52 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Wake up America we are at war with militant Islam and progressives - 2 fronts.)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights
I plead ignorance on the F5 key. Can you point me in the right direction?

F5 refreshes your screen.

214 posted on 04/07/2011 4:33:13 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever
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To: outhousepatrol

~s~ WARNING, Sarcasm follows:

That’s exactly what I just told my husband a while ago, that there could be dems going to the tallest building in Madison, and hopping off. That would be The Van Hise Building on the UW Campus.
*********

We live 20 miles due east from Madison....I think I can hear the crying and wailing and cussing from here on my farm!!!

Hee Hee Hee


215 posted on 04/07/2011 4:33:25 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (POTUS 45 Sarah Palin....Resistance is futile! Prepare to be liberated!)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

F5 reloads the page.


216 posted on 04/07/2011 4:34:10 PM PDT by dep (all that is necessary for liberals to triumph is for honest people to do nothing)
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To: All

One great thing that we can take away from this whole experience is the fact that millions of conservatives across the country were dialed in to this judicial election in WI. Dems think that a govt shutdown will produce the same exact results that 1995 did. How many of us in 1995 would have known about this race and who the good guy was much less following it in real time. Gosh, was there even such a thing as “real time” in 1995?

The RNC and state pubbie parties best take notice of what is going on here. The rules have changed big time but they are still using strategy as old as the computers some folks are posting pics of on this thread.


217 posted on 04/07/2011 4:34:52 PM PDT by lovesdogs
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To: dep

RE: the pic with the newspaper headline...

Oh that is great!!!!

Awesome work!


218 posted on 04/07/2011 4:34:59 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (POTUS 45 Sarah Palin....Resistance is futile! Prepare to be liberated!)
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To: PapaBear3625
Interesting, isn't it...that only ONE of the two major parties is VEHEMENTLY against voter id?

And the sheeple can't put two and two together.

219 posted on 04/07/2011 4:35:10 PM PDT by daler
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To: ransomnote

LOL


220 posted on 04/07/2011 4:35:22 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever
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To: dfwgator; dep

Some people, such as factory workers, take a great deal of pride and - dare I say it? - ego-stroking - in knowing the right button to push on their little machines.

And the alt+f4.....wow! Very impressive. It should go down in the annals of button-pushing history. Maybe even publish a Button-Pushing 101 text book. It could be a real money-maker! Go fot it!

;)


221 posted on 04/07/2011 4:38:52 PM PDT by ratsreek
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To: TheConservativeParty

i must confess that the picture is not my work. i grabbed it from nro, which grabbed it elsewhere:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/264213/not-jinx-it-daniel-foster


222 posted on 04/07/2011 4:39:21 PM PDT by dep (all that is necessary for liberals to triumph is for honest people to do nothing)
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To: MomwithHope

They sound great exploding around 5 or 6 in the evening too!!!


223 posted on 04/07/2011 4:41:07 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (POTUS 45 Sarah Palin....Resistance is futile! Prepare to be liberated!)
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To: ratsreek

thanks, newb!


224 posted on 04/07/2011 4:41:20 PM PDT by dep (all that is necessary for liberals to triumph is for honest people to do nothing)
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To: sergeantdave
Fascists will understand the rule of the bayonet.

The only rule of the bayonet is that the need for one indicates a failure to pack enough ammo.
225 posted on 04/07/2011 4:42:03 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: dep

Praise God........Bless His Holy Name.


226 posted on 04/07/2011 4:44:23 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: dep

Is this not the BEST news EVER?

I mean after the low lows of Tuesday night and Wednesday, to have this miracle happen this afternoon!

OH MY GOODNESS!

My husband and I are overjoyed.

He told me the great news when I was done working today. I told him he better not be joking about this because that would not be funny. He said there was going to be a press conference on the one Milwaukee station we get here, and there it was!

Yippee!


227 posted on 04/07/2011 4:45:09 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (POTUS 45 Sarah Palin....Resistance is futile! Prepare to be liberated!)
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To: bushwon

Yes, regardless of who wins, it’s a disgrace that we can do so many things electronically, securely, and instantly, except for fair and accountable elections.


228 posted on 04/07/2011 4:45:18 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Jim 0216
"Is Prosser a Good Guy?"

From what I've heard, yes.

229 posted on 04/07/2011 4:49:16 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: TheConservativeParty

i phoned my sister in milwaukee even before posting here. got much the same reaction, beginning with disbelief.

judge sue-me must be producing little green nickels, doncha suppose?


230 posted on 04/07/2011 4:49:43 PM PDT by dep (all that is necessary for liberals to triumph is for honest people to do nothing)
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To: GonzoGOP

Hehehehe....good one. But actually, I think it was a historical reference.


231 posted on 04/07/2011 4:50:59 PM PDT by ratsreek
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To: tflabo

let us, though, always remember to ask that His will, not ours, be done.


232 posted on 04/07/2011 4:51:03 PM PDT by dep (all that is necessary for liberals to triumph is for honest people to do nothing)
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To: DTogo

Yes, regardless of who wins, it’s a disgrace that we can do so many things electronically, securely, and instantly, except for fair and accountable elections.

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Yes - like ATM banking for example. Why isn’t ATM banking in wild disarray, like voting? Oh...wait...right...I see...you have to identify yourself to the ATM first. Gee, I wonder what our banking system would be like if you didn’t have to identify yourself before performing transactions???


233 posted on 04/07/2011 4:51:06 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: dep

Brookfield?! My hometown! I’m so proud!


234 posted on 04/07/2011 4:51:16 PM PDT by eens (beware the errors of Russia)
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To: dep

’ welcome!


235 posted on 04/07/2011 4:52:41 PM PDT by ratsreek
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To: C210N; MinuteGal
Gee, Sound like my trunk...My son once found signs that Elvis had been living in it for a while.

Am still pinching myself to make sure this is true.

236 posted on 04/07/2011 4:58:41 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: ratsreek
Maybe even publish a Button-Pushing 101 text book

www.blurb.com

Go for it!

237 posted on 04/07/2011 4:59:10 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever
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To: dep

These things usually give the votes to the left. Lets hope it is true.


238 posted on 04/07/2011 5:00:30 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Yes We Can, have smaller government)
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To: telebob

Do you realize this may not have been a ploy by the GOP but a true error—methinks a lil Divine Intervention instead. I’m giving credit where its due-— thanks to the Ultimate Supreme Court Justice of the Universe. Prayers work Amen.


239 posted on 04/07/2011 5:01:51 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: tflabo

There were many people praying that justice would be served in this race. PTL


240 posted on 04/07/2011 5:03:17 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever
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To: tflabo

We’ll never know for sure which it was, but either scenario is a very happy thought. :)


241 posted on 04/07/2011 5:05:21 PM PDT by ratsreek
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To: TheConservativeParty

The PEOPLE OF WISCONSIN told the unionistas and Madison hippies to TAKE A HIKE!


242 posted on 04/07/2011 5:08:02 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: stars & stripes forever; dep

Thanks! All these years & I never knew that.


243 posted on 04/07/2011 5:11:06 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: dep

This is one case where I won’t blame the Left for going nuts. Were the roles reversed, we would be screaming at the top of our lungs.


244 posted on 04/07/2011 5:11:13 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Uncertainty: it's the new normal)
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To: TexasNative2000

But it is sweeeettt....


245 posted on 04/07/2011 5:13:45 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: Aroostook25
Voter turnout was 90% in heavily liberal and Democrat Waukesha County (74% for Obama/Biden). 90%!

I'd love to know how much of that 90% turnout was real, and how much was Dem operatives voting for people who didn't show.

We'll have a better idea in the next election, if Voter ID is passed, by seeing how turnout looks when those showing to vote have to show valid ID.

246 posted on 04/07/2011 5:13:57 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
Computer Error Gives Prosser 7,381 More Votes, Almost Certain Victory

No, it was Wisconsin voters that gave Prosser 7381 more votes.

247 posted on 04/07/2011 5:15:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TexasNative2000

yeah, but we scream often enough that it’s nice to win one for a change.


248 posted on 04/07/2011 5:16:34 PM PDT by dep (all that is necessary for liberals to triumph is for honest people to do nothing)
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To: outhousepatrol

That is a super quick finger that you post with...4 twiches in a nanosecond....


249 posted on 04/07/2011 5:17:09 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: PapaBear3625; ransomnote

Good points! That 90% is lower than the 110% they could have done if they had only known that the race would be so close. Gotta get the ACORN and college kids and the cementary residents voting thrice instead of just twice.


250 posted on 04/07/2011 5:18:44 PM PDT by Aroostook25
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