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    Kloppenburg Recount Chances Are Slim To None, And Slim Just Left Town

    Kloppenburg Recount Chances Are Slim To None, And Slim Just Left Town

    The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB) has completed its inquiry into the Waukesha County vote count, which put David Prosser into the lead by 7316 votes, and has found the vote count to be accurate, with only a handful of questioned votes.

    As reported by The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

    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.

    The GAB statement explained the steps that were taken to verify the vote count:

    The review was conducted over four days and focused on auditing the Spring Election materials, including:

    • Total Votes Cast Report from Voting Equipment
    • Ballot Container Security Seals/Documentation
    • Inspectors’ Statement- Election Day Log
    • Write-In Form
    • Security Documentation of Voting Equipment Memory Devices
    • Certification Page of Poll List

    All documents were photographed or scanned and any relevant data was recorded by G.A.B. staff. The total votes cast record reported by the voting equipment was compared to the official canvass report from Waukesha County. The ballot container security seals were compared to the required documentation record maintained by the appropriate election officials. The total number of voters recorded on the Inspectors’ Statement and Certification Page of Poll List were compared to the total number of ballots cast, to ensure there were not more ballots counted than voter numbers issued.

    It’s over.  The one county in question which could have made a difference has been verified after an extensive investigation.

    Kloppenburg’s slim chance of prevailing in a recount just left town.  Probably for Illinois.

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    Whoo-hoo! Finally! Had the 7,000+ votes been recorded on the night in question, Kloppenburg would've known exactly how many votes she needed to steal the election. The numbers coming in late threw the Dem vote-stealing machine off kilter. That Kloppenburg did not immediately concede delineates an important distinction between Dems and GOP. Even in the face of a stolen election, the GOP will concede. The Dems? They never concede. They'll do recount after recount until they get the outcome they want, then they call a halt … and the stupid GOPers accept the Dem theft of the election. No more!

    At the beginning of the article:

    "though "a few anomalies" were found in a four-day investigation"

    Who doesn't think that the liberals will not read past that statement? I'm sure they will be chanting that the race was "stolen" because of "anomalies" in the race.

    Considering the votes had been noted by the press that night and sent to everyone but the AP, what exactly did anyone think they were going to find?

    One day (soon?) people will understand that the 'unofficial' AP totals are just that, unofficial. There were no hidden votes, no 'unreported' votes and no found votes, they simply didn't make it into AP's totals.

    That $50 contribution I made to help underwrite a pro-Prosser TV ad, at your behest, was in retrospect one of the most satisfying political donations I have EVER made. Thanks, Bill. God Bless you.

    @Chuck – The key thing is to find elections where relatively small amounts can make a difference. That's something I hope to focus on in the 2012 congressional elections.

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