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Fraud Possible in Waukesha County, But it Would be Easily Detectable

I have spent alot of time trying to come up with a way that Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus could have added approximately 14,000 votes to the vote totals without it being on the up and up.

I can find only one.

By my count, there are 34 different city / village / township clerks that have totals from the Supreme Court Election. In order for this fraud to work, Nickolaus would have to have one of these 34 of these clerks in cahoots and altering their results and it would have to be from a relatively high-population area.

The Brookfield numbers jive with the recent governor election results, where Walker won with a margin of 8,107 out of about 21K votes.

Therefore, the hypothetical fraud couldn't have occurred in Brookfield and would have to go something like this: Let's say, for the sake of example, Waukesha has 5 local clerks reporting their numbers to Nickolaus. Nickolaus claims that these are the numbers of the locals reporting:

Local 1: Prosser 100-Klopp 50

Local 2: Prosser 40-Klopp 30

Local 3: Prosser 120-Klopp 80

Local 4: Prosser 60- Klopp 20

Local 5: Prosser 55 - Klopp 30

Nickolaus says the actual total is 375-190 and margin of 185 votes, but she accidently didn't add in Local 4 and mistakely reported the county total as 315-170 and a margin of 145 votes.

If Nickolaus is lying about the omission of Local 4, then she would need to be in cahoots with at least one of the local clerks to "make room" for the new numbers of Local 4 for the new, fraudulent vote count.

So, for the sake of argument, let's say the county clerk went to the Local 3 clerk and got him or her to change their numbers:

Local 1: Prosser 100-Klopp 50

Local 2: Prosser 40-Klopp 30

Local 3: Prosser 60 - 60 ...clerk changed to Prosser 120-80

Local 4: Prosser 60-Klopp 20

Local 5: Prosser 55-Klopp 30

Under this scenario, there would be room made for the new numbers of Local 4 and Prosser would net more votes.

The main problem with this theory is that there would be no paper trail of the new votes in Local 3. Plus Local 3 would have an unusually high number of votes with atypical results and that would stick out like a soar thumb.

So all in all, I would have to say that, unless the Waukesha County Clerk is extraordinarily stupid and committed a crime that would be easily detectable, it is highly unlikely that election fraud occurred in Waukesha County.

Published

April 8, 2011 - 10:03am

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