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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:37 PM
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Bradblog: Prosser Up by 7000+ in WI Supreme Court Race After 'Bookkeeping Error' Discovered
by Controversial Clerk in Republican Waukesha County

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

As word was floating around this afternoon about a possible "book keeping error" discovered during canvassing of Tuesday's incredibly close Wisconsin Supreme Court election, an error that might give thousands of votes to Justice David Prosser, we idly wondered if the county in question might turn out to be the very controversial Kathy Nickolaus' Waukesha county. And, whaddaya know...

(snip)

As Schneider notes in the NRO piece, Waukesha's County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus had indeed come under scrutiny for her election procedures in the past. As The BRAD BLOG flagged back in August of 2010, it was discovered that Nickolaus keeps election results on her personal PC in her office, and only on her personal PC.

At a press conference moments ago, Nickolaus attributed the confusion in numbers to an error in Microsoft Access on her computer.

(end snip)

O brave new world, that has such people in it.

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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:38 PM
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1. Demand the machine via legal routes nt
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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:40 PM
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3. I think her pc needs to be impounded.
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:45 PM
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5. No need to impound the computer now. Start the court process and let
her nimble fingers work their magic. The more data she alters, the deeper she digs her grave and set the grounds for invalidation of the vote from her county.
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Zambero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:49 PM
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10. Book KEEPING error? Howzabout Book COOKING? nt
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:40 PM
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2. As someone on another thead said ....
She hit the save button and it didn't save the data - Access doesn't have a 'save' option.

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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:41 PM
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4. exactly, and if she didn't save the file, then how did it magically show up today?
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:47 PM
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8. Allow her to push the knife deeper and twist it more. She is creating
a path that will lead her to jail, with every word she speaks.
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:53 PM
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14. The #'s weren't in totals sent to media. While certifying, they caught it yesterday.
A whole city's #'s were missed. They went over line by line and, with Democratic reps present, confirmed 14k more votes.
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trayfoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:48 PM
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9. This is true..............
Access automatically saves the data! Something VERY FISHY here!
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trayfoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:51 PM
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13. That is true.....
Access automatically saves the data! Something VERY FISHY here!

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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:46 PM
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6. That would put the margin just outside the automatic recount wouldn't it?
Waukesha county? what a surprise
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:47 PM
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7. so she is a known bad egg and dems did nothing about it before now. hmmm nt
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:51 PM
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12. ding, ding, ding...
you really have to wonder why? Are they all that fucking dumb?
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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:50 PM
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11. from August 2010 - Officials dispute reliability of Waukesha County clerk's election data system
http://www.jsonline.com/news/waukesha/100595954.html

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."

(end snip)
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:03 PM
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17. I'm wondering if what she did is against the law.
But then again... Republicans aren't known for following the law themselves.
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:01 PM
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15. Where the bloody hell is the DOJ?
Seal her office,impound all her records and find out what's going on. This is just too pat.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:03 PM
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16. My Question is this: Why did she still have a job working for the State?
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