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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 05:01 AM
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191. I agree with that; do you agree with me?
I have no idea why Nickolaus handled it this way. Even if one assumes that Nickolaus decided to "double" the Brookfield votes, I still have no idea why she wouldn't claim almost immediately that the unofficial numbers were sketchy.

I think the distinction between whether the canvass is right, and why the unofficial results were wrong, is pretty important here.

If I remember the press conference correctly, Nickolaus said at some point that she had (my words) walked the canvass board members through the numbers to explain why the canvass totals didn't match the unofficial totals. It seems quite correct for Kitzinger -- even if she were a 25-year-old computer guru -- to say that she didn't see enough to corroborate that.

That doesn't have any direct bearing on whether the canvass is correct. The board is supposed to review the records from every polling place, make sure the numbers all match and the totals add up. If Kitzinger said that she had no idea where the canvass numbers came from, that would be alarming -- and kind of bizarre, since she has been on the canvass board for years.

I'm not in a position to vouch for the canvass. But I do think it's important to be clear about what Kitzinger did and didn't say.
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