St. Nickolaus saves Fitzwalkerstan!
Prosser gains 7,500 votes…
By Jason Stein, Bill Glauber and Laurel Walker of the Journal Sentinel
Updated: April 7, 2011 5:11 p.m
Madison – In a political bombshell, the clerk in a Republican stronghold released new vote totals adding a net total of 7,582 new votes in the tight state Supreme Court race to Justice David Prosser, swinging the race significantly in his favor.
Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus said Thursday that she failed to save in her computer and then report 14,315 votes in the city of Brookfield, omitting them entirely in an unofficial tally released after Tuesday’s election. The new totals give 10,859 more votes to Prosser from Brookfield and 3,456 more to Kloppenburg, she said. Smaller discrepancies turned up in two other communities as well.
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Just to add a little intrigue, imagine that the reliability of this clerk’s system had been questioned well before the election: