Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Waukesha Follies: 97.63% Turnout in 2004? 20k More Votes Than 'Ballots Cast' in 2006? [New Details]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU
 
BradBlog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:19 PM
Original message
Waukesha Follies: 97.63% Turnout in 2004? 20k More Votes Than 'Ballots Cast' in 2006? [New Details]


Waukesha, WI Follies: 97.63% Turnout in 2004? 20,000 More Votes Than 'Ballots Cast' in 2006?
Trying to get to the bottom of new anomalies discovered in County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus' bizarre election results...

Waukesha County, Wisconsin's County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus was already known, for some time, to be among the nation's worst elections official. And that's saying quite a bit. But new information being discovered over the past several days suggests she may be even worse than previously known --- which is also saying quite a bit.

Among new, disturbing facts about elections and their administration in the very Republican-leaning Waukesha, we've been examining evidence suggesting 20,000 more votes than "ballots cast" as reported by Nickolaus in the county's 2006 general election, and a remarkable 97.63% voter turnout there in the 2004 Presidential election.

We've been trying to get to the bottom of these anomalies since they were first discovered a few days ago, and we've been going back and forth with Nickolaus to try and clear them up. Here's what we've been able to figure out...

FULL STORY: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=8472
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:41 PM
Response to Original message
1. When anomalies come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.
Love the Monopoly card!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:41 PM
Response to Original message
2. oh wow! n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:45 PM
Response to Original message
3. It's about bloody well time!
Awesome!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ellipsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:47 PM
Response to Original message
4. Well it's about time you weighed in.
kidding. :P


Thanks for the great info Brad
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BradBlog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:21 PM
Response to Reply #4
12. Yes, I've been very quiet about all of this up to now, eh? ;-)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Poboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:48 PM
Response to Original message
5. Thank you BBlog. Recommend.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:48 PM
Response to Original message
6. Looks like KathyOOOOOOOOO has been stealing
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 06:49 PM by malaise
votes for years

sp
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 01:57 PM
Response to Reply #6
21. 'Been Caught Stealing' by Kathy's Addiction (to Koch).
Edited on Fri Apr-15-11 01:57 PM by Mnemosyne
:rofl:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:50 PM
Response to Original message
7. Gawsh. All those errors and they always favor republikans!
What a coincidence.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mysuzuki2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:56 PM
Response to Original message
8. But, but...republicans want fair elections.
they said so. That's why they are so concerned about the 1 or 2 cases of vote fraud in Milwaukee. Isn't that why they want voter id so badly? Sarcasm thingy, where are you?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ellipsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:00 PM
Response to Original message
9. What I cull from her website is that any ballot with any "write in" is hand counted.
No optical character recognition. ...I'm guessing.


That doesn't resolve the question as much as introducing a way to a viable method for Election fraud.

WHATS THE PROCEDURE TO COUNT THOSE BALLOTS.... AND WHO DOES THE COUNTIN'?



Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BradBlog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:23 PM
Response to Reply #9
13. While "write ins" could be among the "entered by hand" she mentions...
The numbers still wouldn't jibe, as appx 20,000+ write-ins in each of 5 statewide contests on the ballot in 2006 is a LOT of write-ins.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 02:01 PM
Response to Reply #13
22. Do you happen to know an average percent which are write-ins, Brad? n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:08 PM
Response to Original message
10. do we have any info re turnout before her tenure?
Not that it matters much when votes exceed registration, but how anomalous is the 2004 figure for the district? Probably 30% higher or more is my guess.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ellipsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:39 PM
Response to Reply #10
14.  Good Question.
1988 presidential election, 86% of the county
1992 Waukesha County, about 182741 voted. That represents about 82%
1996) New voting machines will be in place soon

Publish Date: December 7, 1995
JOHN G. SCHUMACHER Journal Sentinel staff
Publish Date: December 7, 1995 Word Count: 371
Document ID: 0EB829391329E133


New voting machines will be in place soon

Keep your money. We'll pick up the tab.

That was the message Waukesha County sent to Muskego, saving the city $42,000 it had planned to spend next year for new voting machines.

The city's 1996 budget had included borrowing that much money to purchase seven new voting machines one for each aldermanic district to replace its mechanical pull-lever machines.


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:19 PM
Response to Original message
11. K&R
Curiouser and curiouser.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
arrestblankfein Donating Member (99 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:42 PM
Response to Original message
15. Cieran_WI is also a Duer who posted the story here as well
I first found it on Twitter, posted on DU

Congrats DU- YOU broke this story! Wisconsin Dems Call For Further Investigation Of 2006 Waukesha
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Either way, Cieran deserves all the credit :hug:

But Everyone should now know, our participation is vital to Democracy. Our corporate media is useless.

WE are the ones we have been waiting for!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Vinnie From Indy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 12:32 PM
Response to Reply #15
20. Thank you!
I hope all DU'ers note the TRUE origin of this story. Congrats to Cieran!



Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:20 PM
Response to Original message
16. Can her stupidity save her now?
They say you can't fix stupid -- but can Ms. Stupid fix elections???
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BradBlog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 12:13 AM
Response to Original message
17. JUST IN: 'State Investigating Vote Irregularities in Waukesha County Going Back 5 Years'
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Poboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 09:24 AM
Response to Original message
18. .
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Poboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 10:36 AM
Response to Original message
19. .
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 04:35 PM
Response to Reply #19
23. .
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Poboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 07:01 PM
Response to Reply #23
25. .
Edited on Fri Apr-15-11 07:02 PM by Poboy
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 07:40 PM
Response to Reply #25
26. .
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
arrestblankfein Donating Member (99 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 06:14 PM
Response to Original message
24. So what is happening now with the HAND RECOUNT??
Anyone?

Of course the ballots have been under the watchful eye of Kathy Nickolaus this entire time...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Oct 01st 2014, 09:26 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC