Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Kloppenburg Has Made Our Point; Next Step, Investigations, Reform In Waukesha County

JoAnne Kloppenburg has wisely decided against further appeals of the State Supreme Court race and conceded to David Prosser.

The recount she requested validated Prosser's victory, and the recount added credibility to the outcome - - which had been thrown into doubt by problems in the Waukesha County Clerk's office that were dramatically exposed, but were not new.

The Government Accountability Board needs to complete and publicize a full accounting of those election procedures in Waukesha County that led to the uncertainty of the vote totaling there and set in motion all the post-election uproar and the need for much-needed changes in that office.

Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nikolaus must end, or be forced by County or state officials to terminate, her one-person control of elections, including the practice of keeping voting records on a computer outside of the County's network and to which she alone has the password.

Without these changes, we're just one more election away from another blow to Wisconsin's political credibility.


Reagan's Disciple said...

Why must anything change? The vote totals matched what was reported on election night with no more change than any other county in the state had.

In fact, I believe the vote totals changed more in Dane & Milwaukee Co. than they did in Waukesha Co. compared to the OFFICIAL canvass.

See, I don't run around telling everyone the Packers won the game when they are up by 2 with 3 minutes left in the game. I prefer to wait for the final score, which is precisely what Kloppenberg should have done.

James Rowen said...

You are forgetting that Nickolaus posted the final score and had to correct it two days later. We still don't know if she consulted with people first about how to spin it.

John said...


The Brookfield online paper had the correct results on election night.

James Rowen said...

Nickolaus is the County clerk, in charge of the county-wide process.

gnarlytrombone said...

The vote totals matched what was reported on election night

Doesn't matter. According to SCOTUS, "safeguarding voter confidence" is legitimate justification for imposing stringent regulation, even if there's no actual evidence of fraud. Ergo, there should be competency tests and licencing for county clerks.

Ron R said...

Gnarly, Your post is the best argument for the voter ID law that I seen yet.

Photography Expert said...

In a close election it only takes one corrupt district. The results stand as the winners are tasked with investigating if they were legally elected to office or not. Watch for more ballot box tampering, they know they can get away with it.

Social Networking Savings said...

His vote was taken before the full deceit and lies of Walker and his traitors were known. Kiss 6 repubs goodbye after the recall elections. Then I guess we'll see how the people feel. Unions Forever! Down with corporations.