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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-11 04:18 PM
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The latest email from the Kloppenburg campaign:
Sounds to me like things are going to grow even more interesting


Dear Friends,

As of the end of the day tomorrow, Waukesha County is expected to be the only County that has not completed the recount.

The recount has uncovered significant issues in ballot security, especially in Waukesha but elsewhere as well: bags of ballots unsealed, a pile of ballots in a clerk's office, ballot bag seal numbers that do not match the inspectors' logs.

David Prosser's campaign has called these kinds of anomalies "small errors."

They aren't small errors. As a volunteer in Waukesha put it, the integrity of the ballot count is only as good as the integrity of the condition of the bags. As more anomalies are discovered, the importance of this recount becomes even clearer. Here is a telling incident as reported by WisPolitics:

"A Prosser observer echoed the hope that the recount would reveal best practices from some communities that could be standardized, and said she is now inspired to become a poll worker. But a Prosser leader scolded her for talking to the media and she asked that her name not be used."

In her announcement requesting the recount, JoAnne noted that Wisconsin residents need to have confidence that elections are fair, that every vote counts and is counted accurately.

We need your help to make sure the Kloppenburg campaign continues to have the person-power and financial resources to participate vigorously in this recount.

To volunteer as an observer in Waukesha (Monday and ongoing) sign up at www.kloppenburgforjustice.com .

This recount is not free. We have significant costs including attorneys, staff, office space and supplies. To donate, visit www.kloppenburgforjustice.com or mail a check to Kloppenburg for Justice, P.O. Box 5464, Madison, WI 53705. Your contribution of $100, $50, $25 or whatever you can afford will help. There is no limit on contributions for the recount. Corporate contributions are prohibited.

Thanks for all you are doing.

Melissa Mulliken
Campaign Manager
The Kloppenburg for Justice Committee

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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-11 04:30 PM
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1. Could not agree with this statement more:
"They aren't small errors. As a volunteer in Waukesha put it, the integrity of the ballot count is only as good as the integrity of the condition of the bags. As more anomalies are discovered, the importance of this recount becomes even clearer. Here is a telling incident as reported by WisPolitics:" A point that may be the only way to bring this to the courts? But I'm not sure about other issues about this election or even how this will be used for this visible fraud being called human error..

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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 07:52 AM
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2. Wisconsin Republicans play fair
just like WWII Nazis play fair.
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MrsBrady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 08:38 AM
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3. K&R, in case others can donate
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 08:40 AM
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4. This says something about Prosser.
That Prosser, a WI Supreme Court Justice, calls these "small errors" says a lot about him and his integrity.
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think Donating Member (316 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 08:58 AM
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5. +1 Does Prosser allow for "small errors" in court proceedings too? nt
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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 09:08 AM
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6. As long as they contribute to the desired outcome...
isn't that obvious?
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think Donating Member (316 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 09:33 AM
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7. More than obvious. Quite frankly it's obscene...nt
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 09:38 AM
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8. K&R to donate, even a little will help. Thanks for posting. n/t
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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 09:40 AM
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9. They need to have a new vote altogether, and make sure ALL the bags
are taken care of the way they are supposed to be. IMHO, the illegality of the handling of the ballots throws out the entire election, and it should be re-done.

If not, then there is no confidence that the outcome is correct, and the true will of the people.

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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 09:57 AM
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10. Thank you for the update.
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 10:11 AM
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11. K&R
:kick:
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Iwillnevergiveup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 10:19 AM
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12. Hang on, Ms. Kloppenburg
K&R
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 11:03 AM
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13. I am thinking that this is a good thing this happened now, The people
who are responsible for the ballots need to be more competent in 2012. Not just in WI but in all states.
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bongbong Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 11:24 AM
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14. Next steps
1) Kloppenburg wins recount
2) repigs appeal this endlessly until it goes to the SCOTUS, where another "this cannot be used as precedent" case hands it to the pigs (like the 2001 decision to seat cheney as president)
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 12:17 PM
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15. I donated. I was unable to find child care to help with the recount, but gave $
Hope they don't give up. Amazing the condition of the bags of ballots...totally stolen election in my estimation.
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Yon_Yonson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 02:15 PM
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16. WI Congresswoman Baldwin Letter To AG Holder Concerning Waukesha County
Along the same topic:

'To assure public confidence in our democratic election process and guarantee that votes were fairly counted and reported, I asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate the questionable handling of vote records in Waukesha County. A copy of my letter to Attorney General Holder is available at:"

http://tammybaldwin.house.gov/Baldwin%20Letter%20to%20Holder%204-8-11.pdf
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diane in sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 02:28 PM
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17. donated
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 03:24 PM
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18. Thanks from all of us.
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