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Prosser Wins! Conspiracy Theories to Follow (Update)

John on April 7, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Democratic lawyers are going to have a hard time coming up with enough votes to undo this:

After Tuesday night’s Wisconsin Supreme Court election, a computer error in heavily Republican Waukesha County failed to send election results for the entire City of Brookfield to the Associated Press. The error, revealed today, would give incumbent Supreme Court Justice David Prosser a net 7,381 votes against his challenger, attorney Joanne Kloppenburg.

The NRO write-up almost makes the oversight sound suspicious:

Prior to the election, Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus was heavily criticized for her decision to keep the county results on an antiquated personal computer, rather than upgrade to a new data system being utilized statewide. Nickolaus cited security concerns for keeping the data herself — yet when she reported the data, it did not include the City of Brookfield, whose residents cast nearly 14,000 votes.

I don’t know what Nickolaus’ political leanings are, but I do see that she won an award in 2009 for her work on WI elections. Expect the conspiracy theories to begin in 3..2..

Update: Allahpundit links to this video of the announcement this afternoon.

Also, is Brad Blog laying the ground work for a conspiracy theory? Has he seen the video showing the Democratic canvasser saying there is no problem with what was done? No mention of that on his blog as of yet.

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