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  •  @DollyMadison (2+ / 0-)
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    Mr SeeMore, neroden

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    by vet on Wed Apr 27, 2011 at 07:15:16 PM PDT

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    •  They do have a similar writing style... (3+ / 0-)
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      LOL...Erik of RedHate posing as a female.

      Good catch vet.

      "We are a Plutocracy, we ought to face it. We need, desperately, to find new ways to hear independent voices & points of view" Ramsey Clark, U.S. Attorney General.

      by Mr SeeMore on Wed Apr 27, 2011 at 07:19:56 PM PDT

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      •  Yeah, actually not (0+ / 0-)

        There are no similarities, actually. But thanks for showing that you can't refute a thing I wrote, and so all you had left in your arsenal was a baseless personal attack.

        The people "caught" here? You and Vet, that's who.

        Kathy Nickolaus' human error has nothing whatsoever to do with the human error by the election worker in Brookfield. They are totally unrelated. The fact that they both happened in Waukesha county is simply a coincidence. Making something out of a coincidence is the path that recklass people take.

    •  Yeah, you're full of it too (0+ / 0-)

      I simply defend the truth. Sometimes Republicans are unfairly attacked. Kathy Nickolaus made multiple errors. She was also unfairly attacked for things she didn't do wrong.

      See, thinking, intelligent liberals can acknowledge reality. Kneejerk conspiracy theorists can't - they see bad guys around every corner.

      That's your failing, not mine.

      •  You're possibly/probably right (1+ / 0-)
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        But I would like to know why the information was leaked to rightward blogs before the press conference. Further I'd like to know why she didn't tell the Democratic poll-worker about a game-changing error before they both appeared in the press conference together.

        OK, possibly not malicious. But... weird. At the very least really poor form.

        •  separable issues (1+ / 0-)
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          This thing about conservative blogs -- I haven't tried to fact-check the specifics (what blogs ran what, when?). But I think Nickolaus claims that she called the GAB on Wednesday to give a heads-up, so there is more than one possible source for the leak. I haven't tried to figure this out because it seems tangential to figuring out who won the election, but certainly it could influence what we think of Nickolaus.

          Further I'd like to know why she didn't tell the Democratic poll-worker about a game-changing error before they both appeared in the press conference together.

          Apparently she told her something, although it isn't clear exactly what: Here:
          Once the canvass had been completed and the results were finalized, I was called into Kathy's office along with Pat (the Republican observer) and told of an impending 5:30pm press conference. It was at that point that I was first made aware of an error Kathy had made in Brookfield City. Kathy told us she thought she had saved the Brookfield voter information Tuesday night, but then on Wednesday she said she noticed she had not hit save. Kathy didn't offer an explanation about why she didn't mention anything prior to Thursday afternoon's canvass completion, but showed us different tapes where numbers seemed to add up, though I have no idea where the numbers were coming from. I was not told of the magnitude of this error, just that she had made one....

          Nickolaus may have assumed that it was only too obvious that adding the city of Brookfield to the totals would -- all else equal -- alter the statewide outcome.

          Regardless, I agree that it's at least really poor form.

          •  Re: "Conservative blogs" (1+ / 0-)
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            Here's an article from the "National Review Online" (called out specifically by the Klop camp in their request to have the county investigated.)

            The error, revealed today, would give incumbent Supreme Court Justice David Prosser a net 7,381 votes against his challenger, attorney Joanne Kloppenburg.
            ...[T]he addition of the Brookfield votes for Prosser could push the justice’s lead beyond the legal threshold that would trigger an automatic recount. Under state law, Kloppenburg could still ask for a recount up to three days after the official canvass, but would have to pay for it herself.
            “Waukesha County officials have announced a press conference for 5:30 CST.”

            The article has a timestamp 5:29 EST (4:29 CST), over an hour before the presser.

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