Friday, April 08, 2011

Hope restored

Wis. corrects vote count, gives incumbent big lead

After all the discouraging news from Wisconsin, there is new hope that justice does exist in the world:
WAUKESHA, Wis. — A conservative incumbent surged to a commanding lead in Wisconsin's hotly contested Supreme Court election Thursday, after a predominantly GOP county's clerk announced she had incorrectly entered vote totals in the race seen as a referendum on Republican Gov. Scott Walker's divisive union rights law.

Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus said more than 14,000 votes weren't reported to The Associated Press on Tuesday due to "human error."

"This is not a case of extra votes or extra ballots being found," Nickolaus said. "This is human error, which I apologize for."
The last comment is significant; it being the favorite tactic of the Progressives in overturning the will of the people.

Update:

Whoa: Prosser Gains 7,381 Votes After Computer Error Is Fixed

The reports of the election results are a bit confusing.
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 AP is not the final arbitrator of elections. The only concern should be that the correct tally is established and posted with the election officials. Everything else amounts to a sideshow.

3 comments:

Trestin said...

I think a lot more voter fraud happens than people realize. I don't trust voting machines.

hbl said...

I am not sure voting machines are at issue here. It seems the clerk entered a vote count from Brookfield but neglected to hit the "Save" button resulting in loss of those votes in the final tally. Evidently, there had to be some sort of paper trail that would allow an audit to catch the error. Naturally, the losing party will create as much of a fuss as they possibly can. It does sound like this particular county clerk needs to tighten up her procedures though.

hbl said...

Also, it appears the article from which the quote was taken has been since edited adding information that would tend to cast aspersions on this county clerk.