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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 11:56 AM
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233. OK
I don't actually find it all that suspicious that Nickolaus took one look at the unfolding statewide results and decided that it might be good to get the canvass underway ASAP -- so the timing doesn't seem that odd to me. Nevertheless, it isn't SOP, so there is no reason not to be suspicious of it. I hope the GAB investigation is going through these questions very carefully.

I'm actually going to fudge on my answer to your q, because the details can vary from state to state, and I don't want to pose as an expert on WI election law. Yes, basically the purpose of the canvass in WI (as I understand it) is to arrive at the official result. Basically the flavor of this process in most states is that results become official after they're canvassed and/or certified. For a statewide election, generally that is a two-step process: the counties issue official results, and then the state combines them to arrive at the official totals. I don't remember offhand whether WI talks about "certifying" per se. (Many of us vividly remember when Harris "certified" the Florida 2000 results....)
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