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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 10:09 AM
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a few things
First, I guess I'm just repeating myself: the canvass started earlier than usual. If the canvass had started on Thursday as usual, presumably Nickolaus would have had even more time to do whatever one supposes that she may have been doing. That isn't to answer or to dismiss your questions; I just don't understand why having the canvass start Wednesday noon is more suspicious than having it start Thursday morning.

How is this meaningful participation or observation if critical information was withheld from her throughout the entire canvass process?...

I don't think Kitzinger was "snowed" but this is really BS to expect the canvass board to verify an election based on these potentially phony tapes from a hackable personal computer... ESPECIALLY after critical info had been withheld from them throughout the entire canvassing period.

Again I'm afraid that I'm just repeating myself, but the unofficial results have no legal force or effect; from the standpoint of election law, they don't exist; the canvass board has nothing to do with them.

Kitzinger's ability to participate in the canvass has nothing whatsoever to do with her knowledge of the unofficial results. This might be clearer if we pretend for a moment that there was no difference between the unofficial and official totals. Of course, there would be no way to know that until the end of the canvass. The fact that Kitzinger told the media "Prosser got X votes, Kloppenburg got Y votes" does not affect the course of the canvass.

People are rightly wondering what Nickolaus knew, when she knew it, and why she seems mostly to have kept it to herself. But the unofficial results have no bearing whatsoever on the canvass. No one was being asked to "verify an election based on these potentially phony tapes from a hackable personal computer." If you change that last part to "from hackable optical scanners," then you have a point, but it isn't about the unofficial results.
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