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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:55 PM
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I think they were afraid of a recount in WI, so they "found" enough votes....
to stop the recount.

You see, 90% of WI uses optical scan ballots COUNTED BY MACHINE. The documented hack for optical scan ballots is a preload system where the scanner miscounts the ballots by a predetermined margin. The problem with this hack is that if there's an unexpected HUGE turnout (which there was) then the preload may not be enough. In that case, not only could the "hackers" lose, but they would leave behind evidence of their attempt to cheat in the form of the paper ballots.

The worst possible scenario (from the standpoint of the cheaters) happened: there was to be a recount. So, at the last second, enough votes were found to swing the election AND STOP THE RECOUNT. Riiiight....
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dhill926 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:56 PM
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1. yep....... n/t
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:57 PM
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2. But this will come under a need for serious investigation, right? This
cannot stand as is with the shadiness of this clerk, etc.
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buddysmellgood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:59 PM
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3. This won't stop a recount. No one has asked for one yet. It's a question
of who asks for it.
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:16 PM
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8. They can't even ask until after certification. There will be a recount.
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dragonlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:08 PM
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4. The only difference would be the required fee
Up to a margin of 1/2 of 1 percent, there is no charge to the candidate who requests the recount. After that the charge is $5.00 per ward, which is a pittance compared to the legal fees that will be involved.
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Jim Lane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:13 PM
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6. How many wards are there in the state? (n/t)
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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:20 PM
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5. Bingo - My thought exactly
you nailed it. Thank you for saying it better than I could.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:15 PM
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7. Yep. n/t
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Melissa G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:22 PM
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9. The rule always is if you are going to steal, steal big.
It makes recounts less affordable and less likely. I think statewides in Texas have been stolen, but there is not enough money to investigate.
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