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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 12:38 PM
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Kathy’s special software
http://www.milwaukeenewsbuzz.com/?p=581616

Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus was using a software program created especially for her by the state Government Accountability Board when she made the huge error in compiling results for the State Supreme Court race between incumbent David Prosser and challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg. The special program was revealed in an email sent to other county clerks and released by the Kloppenburg campaign to buttress her claim that an independent investigation of Nickolaus’ office is needed.

Nickolaus was at the center of the huge vote-reporting error that omitted the entire City of Brookfield from county totals reported to the media. Made public two days after the April 5 election, the revelation altered the results of the State Supreme Court race in Justice David’s Prosser’s favor. The GAB, which oversees elections in the state, is currently investigating the mix-up and announced last week it would issue a final report within 60 days. Kloppenburg’s campaign asked for a special investigator, arguing the GAB works too closely with county clerks to be impartial. The GAB denied the request.

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The email, by Rusk County Clerk Denise Wetzel and addressed to other county clerks in Wisconsin, including Nickolaus, was sent on April 8, the day after Nickolaus revealed the vote-reporting error in a press conference.

It reads, “Please note that the program Kathy uses IS NOT the new canvass reporting program that is in the (Statewide Voter Registration System) that we all have been using as of late. It is a completely different program that was created by GAB for Kathy to accumulate her votes prior to uploading them into the program that the rest of us use.”

The Wetzel email, filed with the campaign’s request for an outside investigator, was “meant to indicate the GAB appropriately works closely with county clerks on a number of projects, and that close relationship makes it harder for the GAB to do a full and independent investigation,” says Kloppenburg campaign manager Melissa Mulliken.

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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 12:58 PM
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1. K & R. n/t
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 01:13 PM
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2. K&R
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buddysmellgood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 01:33 PM
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3. WTF!
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 01:35 PM
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4. Kathy, your room at Taycheedah is waiting !!
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druidity33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 02:19 PM
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5. good question in comments...
"I would like to know more about the Government Accountability Board. Who are its members and how are they chosen? Are these partisan appointments? Is the GAB free of bias?"

-Bus Driver



It seems like the GAB are going to be the 'deciders' in this Wis. race. Who are they?

:shrug:


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a simple pattern Donating Member (426 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 03:52 PM
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7. +1
I want to see their bank statements
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druidity33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 04:00 PM
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8. I'd settle for
past and current employment. Do these folk have prior histories? Do they have to recuse themselves like a judge would?

:shrug:

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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 08:12 PM
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15. Look here:
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 02:41 PM
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6. Like GAB, a GOVERNMENT agency btw (How ironic!!) is going to find fault with its own work?

BBbbwwaaaa, HHhhaa, Hhaa, haaaaaa . . . !

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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 05:03 PM
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9. That IS "special"!

Thanks for the heads up.
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 07:59 PM
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10. K&R
extra special software just for her, eh?
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 10:32 PM
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11. A new election is in order. (NT)
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999998th word Donating Member (555 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 12:12 AM
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12. Any offshore accounts on ANY of these
ESPECIALLY Nickolaus'.
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 05:53 AM
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13. There's an office building
in the Cayman Islands that houses 18,000 "corporations." Methinks that's a good place to start looking.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 08:07 PM
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14. Very important. I was very concerned about this several weeks ago
Edited on Wed Apr-27-11 08:08 PM by midnight
when it was learned about the Kathy tradition here in Waukesha... My first question about this "new" software for the November election that saw Walker beat Barrett, and Feingold lose to Johnson-a nobody....
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trud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 09:11 PM
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16. Have we seen their birth certificates? n/t
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Prof Lester Donating Member (158 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 09:25 PM
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17. Good un!
:evilgrin:
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worldbfree Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-11 11:07 PM
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18. It seems to be obvious
that the GAB is going to be biased. They seem to have not only allowed but to have aided Kathy Nickolaus in performing her election duties in a secretive and unethical way. It is odd that they had allowed ONLY Kathy to "Accumulate" votes before entering them and that the same person is the one who conveniently comes up with the "mistake" that gives the election to her party's candidate?
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dael Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 01:48 AM
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19. Election Shell Game
http://richardcharnin.com/WIVoteCounts
http://richardcharnin.com/ObamaProof.htm
http://www.richardcharnin.com/2008ElectionAnalysisLinks ...
http://richardcharnin.com/2008PrimariesLinks.htm
http://richardcharnin.com/Conversation2008.htm http://richardcharnin.com/2008ElectionModel.htm

Kathy Nicklaus was supposed to recuse herself but she was there everyday with access to everything.
For a responsible paper to come out so early on this is oxymoronic.

Kloppenburg has ALL the evidence she needs BY LAW to challenge the recount NO PROBLEM.
The list of election improprieties far outweighs any legitimate claim to a win.
We have seen too many, in the past, give in under circumstances where no THOROUGH investigation was complete.
Democracy can and should wait, for the TRUTH.
The voters demand better and should get it!
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