Kloppenburg Campaign Reviewing Waukesha County Ballot Information

State Supreme Court candidates campaign manager says group is comparing poll data to voting machine tapes.

Officials from the JoAnne Kloppenburg campaign are taking a look at Waukesha County ballot tapes to make sure there are no inconsistencies.

More than one dozen Kloppenburg campaign officials started to review ballots with Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus, who on Thursday announced she made an error and forgot to report more than 14,000 votes, which took away a narrow victory margin from Kloppenburg and gave a stronger lead to incumbent Justice David Prosser.  

“We’re looking at the polling place data to compare it to the tapes and see if the numbers match up,” said Melissa Mulliken, campaign manager for Kloppenburg. “We’re looking to see if we will find any irregularities.”

Staffers reviewed the tapes Friday afternoon and they are also scheduled to continue the review Saturday.

Attorney Susan Crawford is working with the campaign representatives.

Diane April 17, 2011 at 12:37 AM
@ Randy The payout of those benefits are now coming due and governments (local, state, and federal) can no longer pay out without raising taxes and the public can no longer afford the increases. Yes the union cost money - the dues that employees are FORCED to pay. There is no option to opt out. The state has been collecting union dues for how long? How much administrative cost did we pay in taxes? I have never worked a union job either. When I thought I deserved a pay increase, I "bargained" for my own. I am thankful that my employers valued my work. Recently my team at work was cut in half - leaving me to do my job plus the work of the person who was forced to retire. You know what, I work longer hours for the same amount of pay - no pension, no health care, and you know what else? I AM HAPPY TO HAVE A JOB!
Randy1949 April 17, 2011 at 01:01 AM
"You know what, I work longer hours for the same amount of pay - no pension, no health care, and you know what else? I AM HAPPY TO HAVE A JOB!" Of course you are, Diane. "Jesus wept."
Diane April 17, 2011 at 12:00 PM
@ Randy for you too.................... appreciate what you have.
Diane April 17, 2011 at 12:01 PM
@ Randy 1949? We are the same age?
Randy1949 April 17, 2011 at 05:15 PM
If you were born in 1949 that means we're the same age, give or take. The thing is, I'm old enough to remember when things were not quite so bad as they are now. I know that makes me sound like some geezer shaking his cane at the heavens, but I have a son and a grandson born last summer. It will be so much harder for them to make their way through a decent life. I do appreciate what I have -- very much, but I see it slipping away.


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