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.
Well there was Nov 2010. :)
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.
I meant in the post-election game-playing. :-)
Goody for you.
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.
I plead ignorance on the F5 key. Can you point me in the right direction?
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....
It’s a miracle!
Praise The Lord!!!
Virtual Freeper Hugs to ALL!
That was an analogy to illustrate the essence of what appears to have taken place. Sorry you didn’t catch onto that.
LOL! I said the same on FB. Bad enough trying to learn Access, never trying to explain to the numbnuts in the press!
Yeah, that “Now” is a bit of a Freudian slip, lol!
I love the sound of liberal heads exploding in the morning!
F5 refreshes your screen.
~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
F5 reloads the page.
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.
RE: the pic with the newspaper headline...
Oh that is great!!!!
And the sheeple can't put two and two together.
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!
i must confess that the picture is not my work. i grabbed it from nro, which grabbed it elsewhere:
They sound great exploding around 5 or 6 in the evening too!!!
Praise God........Bless His Holy Name.
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!
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.
From what I've heard, yes.
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?
Hehehehe....good one. But actually, I think it was a historical reference.
let us, though, always remember to ask that His will, not ours, be done.
Yes, regardless of who wins, its a disgrace that we can do so many things electronically, securely, and instantly, except for fair and accountable elections.
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???
Brookfield?! My hometown! I’m so proud!
Am still pinching myself to make sure this is true.
Go for it!
These things usually give the votes to the left. Lets hope it is true.
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.
There were many people praying that justice would be served in this race. PTL
We’ll never know for sure which it was, but either scenario is a very happy thought. :)
The PEOPLE OF WISCONSIN told the unionistas and Madison hippies to TAKE A HIKE!
Thanks! All these years & I never knew that.
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.
But it is sweeeettt....
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.
No, it was Wisconsin voters that gave Prosser 7381 more votes.
yeah, but we scream often enough that it’s nice to win one for a change.
That is a super quick finger that you post with...4 twiches in a nanosecond....
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.