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

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  •  I still see no solid evidence of fraud (9+ / 0-)

    The numbers don't add up on one report. This is evidence that the numbers don't add up. It indicates that there's probably some sloppy reporting or, in my opinion, an incompetant clerk. It is not evidence of fraud.

    There is more than one source for these numbers and we don't have online access for all of the sources. We have summaries, mostly.

    The only solid conclusion I can make of this is that the total number of votes reported by the Waukesha County clerk in 2006 doesn't match the total number of votes reported by the local cities, towns, and villages in Waukesha County.

    The County reported 156,804 ballots.
    The local count, summarized by the state, adds up to 177,424 ballots.

    This only means that the numbers aren't the same. It doesn't mean that one number is correct and the other isn't. It doesn't prove anything on its own.

    Physically counting the paper ballots might reveal election fraud or double-counting, but not necessarily. If the dead voted in alphabetical order, this would be evidence. This actually happened in Illinois a few decades ago.

    There is plenty of circumstantial evidence that raise some serious questions about possible election fraud. There are patterns of very questionable activities. The county clerk has a damning history. She is clearly incompetent. In the latest election, she made several transcription and transposition errors in addition to "accidently" leaving out one of the biggest numbers in the county.

    She probably violated state laws. She deliberately failed to provide an audit trail. She deliberately prevented others from observing her activities. She deliberately refused to use the state-approved election system. These are fundamental failures in performing her duties as an elected official.

    If she resigns this afternoon, I would take this as a move to avoid procecution somehow. The clerk and her entire office staff needs to be replaced.

    Ctrl-Alt-Delete the Waukesha County Clerk's office.

    I wouldn't let this woman anywhere near a cash register.

    I have some experience in auditing election results in Illinois, but not in Wisconsin. I would be all over this one like paint. I'm sure that others are already in this mode.

    "All people are born alike - except Republicans and Democrats" - Groucho Marx

    by GrumpyOldGeek on Tue Apr 12, 2011 at 11:24:38 AM PDT

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