“Computer error” gives Prosser giant lead in county where Repub clerk took (a little) heat for poor election security (2 items)

So, three months ago, there was a bit of feeble whining from the Democrats re: Kathy Nicolaus’ failure to improve the bad security of the election system under her control. And that was it.

And now Koch/Walker reaps their grim reward.


BREAKING: Computer Error Could Give Prosser 7,381 More Votes, Victory
April 7, 2011 5:29 P.M.
By Christian Schneider

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. On Wednesday, Kloppenburg declared victory after the AP reported she finished the election with a 204-vote lead, out of nearly 1.5 million votes cast.

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Waukesha County clerk, board clash over audit
By Laurel Walker of the Journal Sentinel

Waukesha – Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus’ response to audit recommendations aimed at improving election security in her office was not a hit with the County Board leaders Monday.

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