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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 10:11 AM
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"Waukesha voting irregularities go back to 2004..."
Edited on Tue Apr-12-11 10:15 AM by mod mom
Apparently in 2004 the polls in Waukesha were teeming with voters as the Waukesha County Clerk's office showed a 97.63% turn out. No, that's not a typo. 97.63%

http://www.waukeshacounty.gov /...

Of the 236,642 registered voters in Waukesha on Nov 2, 2004 apparently 231,031 of them came out in a hint of rain and drizzle and did their civic duty.

Just to put this in perspective, Australia has compulsory (mandatory) voting and their turnout is 95%.

The estimated population of Waukesha in July of 2004 was 375,350 with 91,530 residents under the age of 18. (source) Leaving out solely residents under the age of 18 that leaves 283,820 residents that are of voting age (remember that number, it will be referenced again). That's an 83% voter registration number which is well above both the national average and Wisconsin's average.

-snip

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/04/11/965994/-Waukes...

x-posted w hat tip to Shraby found here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 10:13 AM
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1. Good read..highly recommend n/t
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 10:18 AM
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2. I remember that...
It was in the papers. At the time it was AMAZING, seemingly TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE...but IIRC it ended with them celerating the highest voter turnout in the nation.
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