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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:24 PM
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Um... Found These Re: Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus Through DailyKos
Officials dispute reliability of Waukesha County clerk's election data system
By Laurel Walker of the Journal Sentinel
Aug. 13, 2010

<snip>

Waukesha Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus' decision to go it alone in how she collects and maintains election results has some county officials raising a red flag about the integrity of the system.

Nickolaus said she decided to take the election data collection and storage system off the county's computer network - and keep it on stand-alone personal computers accessible only in her office - for security reasons.

"What it gave me was good security of the elections from start to finish, without the ability of someone unauthorized to be involved," she said.

Nonetheless, Director of Administration Norman A. Cummings said because Nickolaus has kept them out of the loop, the county's information technology specialists have not been able to verify Nickolaus' claim that the system is secure from failure.

"How does anybody else in the county know, except for her verbal word, that there are backups, and that the software she has out there is performing as it should?" he said. "There's no way I can assure that the election system is going to be fine for the next presidential election."

Cummings stressed that the voting process at local polling places is not in question. However, municipal clerks send their election night results by dial-up modem to the county clerk, where they are tabulated and stored. That prompted Cummings' concerns.


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More: http://www.jsonline.com/news/waukesha/100595954.html

And This Tweet...

Waukesha Co Clerk Kathy Nickolaus was granted immunity after the state's caucus scandal. She was then an Assembly Republican Caucus employee


Link: http://twitter.com/MSpicuzzaWSJ/status/5612205008710860...

DailyKos Link: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/04/07/964538/-Wiscon...

:wtf:

:mad:

:kick:





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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:26 PM
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1. This needs heavy duty investigation and if Klop needs money I'll
send it to her, that is if my SS check comes in after the shutdown....
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:29 PM
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2. And now they are saying (Dems) that the vote was legit
and everyone should just go home and cry into their pillows.

Personally, there is NO WAY I will believe this conniving neocon is playing by the rulebook. NO WAY.

This woman was given immunity over criminal behavior...what is to stop her from doing it again, she was given IMMUNITY.

This is all bullshit and stinks to high heaven.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:29 PM
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3. This is Definitely Election Fraud!!!!!
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:33 PM
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4. Fucking classic.
If vote rigging is gonna happen anywhere in WI, it would be in Waukesha County.

So, like, this woman had her own unchecked system. Incredible. I wonder who told her to do that!
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:36 PM
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6. No one, even the election officials thinks it looks fishy
since she took the whole system 'outside the official channels' and took it on herself to make sure the votes added up just the way she needed them to.
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The Wielding Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:48 PM
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9. If votes are removed from official places they should not to be accepted
without the closest scrutiny from a non partisan monitor.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:05 PM
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16. All the votes in Waukesha county should be voided.
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 05:32 AM
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22. If there is one scintilla of evidence of fraud found, I agree.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:53 PM
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18. No shit. They're now BRAZEN about it. They've done it so often,
they know they'll get away with it again so why not use your own personal computer for storing the data? UNFUCKINGREAL.
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Jawja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 06:37 AM
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23. And she is lying when she says she
lost those newly found votes because she did not hit the "save" button on an Access database. You do not "Save" data in an Access table. When records are added or appended, no "Save" is required.

She is outright lying.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:33 PM
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5. FUBAR.
:wtf: indeed!
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:38 PM
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7. don't worry, the Fourth Estate will be all over this.
Sorry, I was dreaming of my carefree days of childhood. k/r
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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:39 PM
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8. This really stinks! nt
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:53 PM
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10. So when does it start????
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 06:54 PM by AsahinaKimi
Ya know, Republicans laughing and saying "GET OVER IT!!" like they did when Bush was given the election... :mad:
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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:01 PM
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12. They already are on comments boards
It's sickening, they are embracing voter fraud. Anything for their masters....
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:59 PM
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11. She may have held back one area's votes in case Prosser needed them, giving her
an "opportunity" to manipulate the vote count.

All county clerks' modems should be required to be hooked into the state system. This would provide a checks & balances safeguard against fraud. Any that aren't hooked up, such as Nicholaus', shouldn't be counted, imo.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:02 PM
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13. Any one who believe that woman has been snorting Koch
She must be Katherine Harris' twin sister.
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:04 PM
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14. Careful. Kos bans folks for that type of "wild conspiracy talk"....
Remember: Kos is a reality based community.
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Bjorn Against Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 07:15 AM
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26. Not this time, Kos is raising flags on their front page today
This is too blatant, many people who normally don't question these things see something suspicious here.
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:04 PM
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15. I'm guessing Maddow's staff is hip-deep in the mud researching this clerk. Hoping she'll have some
solid info on tonight's show.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:30 PM
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17. K&R n/t
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 03:59 AM
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19. The Blackwell maneuver I see.
It worked last time, so what's the harm in trying it again, right? Now, had Blackwell been prosecuted for his illegal behavior, perhaps Ms.. Nicholaus might have been less eager to do illegal behaviors but, as per usual, IOIYAR.
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Ellipsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 04:04 AM
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20. Actually it's quite sensible to have it off the network, more then sensible.
Edited on Fri Apr-08-11 04:08 AM by Ellipsis
But it's hooked up to a modem... is the modem on all the time....I'll bet it is. Great! This oh so Ohio 2004ish.


Down to the "robust" hardware.


Is the rest of the state still pushing these tanks.?
Or just Waukesha, ...I'm curious.
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Ellipsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 04:18 AM
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21. The tech's did'nt give her a back up solution WTF!
Sounds like IT turf wars.
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TxVietVet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 06:58 AM
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24. Hey, Wisconsin! Deja vu all over again.
The conservanazis are hoping you cheeseheads aren't watching. Now, this woman has been caught doing something not really legal and see what it's got you.

A full federal investigation needs to be done on this activity. Keep the State of Wisconsin out of the loop because the Wanker government will deep six the investigation.
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 06:59 AM
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25. She's crooked. n/t
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mistertrickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 12:48 PM
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27. For those that haven't heard yet--"computer error gives election to Prosser."
Edited on Fri Apr-08-11 12:53 PM by mistertrickster
After Tuesday night's Wisconsin Supreme Court election, a computer error in heavily Republican Waukesha County failed to send election results for the entire City of Brookfield to the Associated Press. The error, revealed today, would give incumbent Supreme Court Justice David Prosser a net 7,381 votes against his challenger, attorney Joanne Kloppenburg. On Wednesday, Kloppenburg declared victory after the AP reported she finished the election with a 204-vote lead, out of nearly 1.5 million votes cast.

http://www.bradblog.com/?p=8456

Yup, total bullshit, but absolutely no surprise.

Hopefully, this woman, unlike Ohio's Sec'y of State in 2004, or Florida's Cruella D'Vil in 2000 will spend some time behind bars.
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