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View Diary: 20,000 more votes than ballots (Waukesha, 2006) [updated-Tue] (272 comments)

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  •  No, AP & the newspapers get all the numbers (0+ / 0-)

    That's what news people do on election night. One or two reporters are assigned to the county courthouses to obtain the complete count. They don't go back to the newsroom to eat cold pizza without the full set of numbers, which they are also calling in as each update is released. And the people back on the desk are updating their columns of numbers with each phone call. I would strongly argue that a difference of 18-20,000 ballots would be noticed because the copyeditors know the numbers have to add up. They wouldn't let the reporters go home without having an accurate count. Their work lives would not be pleasant if they effed it up.

    If you go back and look at what was reported in the daily newspaper, the numbers just might add up. Remember the run date on this is 2008, two years after the election so we don't know what went down in 2006 based on just these numbers.

    To me, this looks a lot like official incompetence.

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