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"Reporting Error" corrects outcome of Wisconsin Supreme Court Election

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by CarltonBanks, Apr 8, 2011.

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  1. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    I will say this, if the shoe were on the other foot and a Democrat mysteriously netted a +7,500 votes the right would be screaming bloody murder. That being said, it does seem like this was a legitimate mistake. However, the error put Prosser firmly in the lead over Kloppenburg. I guess the woman in charge of reporting the election returns to the Associated Press was using an old program on her computer and, somewhow, failed to report the votes for an entire town in her report to the press on election night. During the official count this mistake was discovered, turning Kloppenberg's slim 204-vote into an advantage of over 7,500 for Prosser. Just what this election needed...some kind of controversey.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/07/david-prosser-wisconsin-supreme-court_n_846431.html
     
  2. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    Re: "Reporting Error" changes outcome of Wisconsin Supreme Court Election



     
  3. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Re: "Reporting Error" changes outcome of Wisconsin Supreme Court Election

    This needs investigated, but I'm not sure anything is there. It's probably incompetence and it would be refreshing if she resigned for fucking up one of her main duties as clerk.
     
  4. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    Re: "Reporting Error" changes outcome of Wisconsin Supreme Court Election

    Absolutely...the appearance of impropriety is reason enough for her to resign, regardless of what an investigation uncovers.
     
  5. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

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  6. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

  7. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Re: "Reporting Error" changes outcome of Wisconsin Supreme Court Election

    Never mind that the vice chair of the county's Democrat Party confirmed that everything was on the up-and-up with the correction.
     
  8. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    Re: "Reporting Error" changes outcome of Wisconsin Supreme Court Election

    She simply had the results on a personal computer to give the numbers to the media. What she had on her computer had nothing to do with the actual voting...that is what the canvass is for. During the canvass they found the discrepancy, the one between the actual numbers and what was reported to the media, and adjusted their numbers. It does not matter what party this woman belongs to...she had nothing "official" on her personal computer and, besides, I have never heard of someone trying to help a candidate by under-reporting the votes cast for said candidate.
    That being said, even though it is pretty clear this was nothing but an irresponsible Clerk, the should not remain in her position one day longer. This kind of error is inexcusable...especially in a situation like this.
     
  9. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Re: "Reporting Error" changes outcome of Wisconsin Supreme Court Election

    Sounds like she Koched the books.

    How many votes is she responsible for? If she was missing 10,000 out of 250,000 you can see it getting lost in the shuffle. How if she only tallies 20,000 votes, missing 10,000 should send up a huge red flag.

    There is smoke here.
     
  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Re: "Reporting Error" changes outcome of Wisconsin Supreme Court Election

    Journal-Sentinel wrote it up in a more readable manner than Silver. (I know that's blasphemy, but that Silver article is TMI with the numbers and the somewhat indecipherable graphics.) The adjusted vote totals fall very much in line with the historical averages of that county. If you believe Florida 2000 was all messed up because of the 6,000 voters in Palm Beach County who went Buchanan's way, you have to look at these numbers and conclude that there isn't a conspiracy here, just good old-fashioned stupidity.

    http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/119476004.html
     
  11. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    Re: "Reporting Error" changes outcome of Wisconsin Supreme Court Election

    There is nothing here. How could she manipulate anything, especially when she had nothing official in her possession? Like Tony said, the vice chair of the Democrats...who was a part of the canvass...said there was simply an error in what was reported and now the numbers from the county are legitimate. She said she wanted the truth to come out and did not want to push a talking point that was not true. So where is the smoke?
     
  12. BadgerBeer

    BadgerBeer Active Member

    Re: "Reporting Error" changes outcome of Wisconsin Supreme Court Election

    There is no doubt that this was just an example of incompetence by an individual. However, one can only imagine the outcry from the right if 14,000 votes were found in inner city Milwaukee. ACORN, Black Panthers, Busloads of Illinois people, dead people voting, multiple voters, Kenyan Clones of Mooslim Obama. The possibilities are endless.
     
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