St. Nickolaus saves Fitzwalkerstan!

So, it now appears that just enough Prosser votes may have been found to avoid a state-funded recount and he didn’t really lose, but he won.

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:

 http://www.jsonline.com/news/waukesha/100595954.html
 
 Or imagine she was a veteran of the caucus scandal, in which she testified under immunity:
http://www.kansascity.com/2011/04/07/2784464/wis-corrects-vote-count-gives.html
 
You can’t make this stuff up.  But just for entertainment purposes, it would be fun to try to imagine what the right wing talk radio windbags who have been banging the “voter fraud” gong for the last two days would have said if the county would have been Dane and the edge would have gone to Kloppenburg instead.
And if everything is on the up and up, could the there have been a more effective way to taint a Prosser victory than by adding this scene and cast member to the drama right now?

JR

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/04/07/964573/-No-Evidence-of-Fraud,-but

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/07/david-prosser-wisconsin-supreme-court_n_846431.html

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One Response to “St. Nickolaus saves Fitzwalkerstan!”

  1. David Keeffe Says:

    Good job of encapsulating this whole thing JR.

    You know who said it; “Hoooly Cow” !!!

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