Some Voting Irregularities Discovered in Waukesha and Milwaukee Counties | WisCommunity

Some Voting Irregularities Discovered in Waukesha and Milwaukee Counties

Daily Kos's J. Samual has made a . He took a look at the number of voters that voted for only the Supreme Court race and voted for everything except the Supreme Court in the recent election

Of particular interest is the high number of Supreme Court ONLY ballots in Waukesha County (14.4% of all ballots). This does not compare well with other counties which all have numbers far below this total.

However, there is some serious strangeness when Milwaukee County is looked at. The county as a whole actually had more votes for the County Executive race than it did for the Supreme Court race. This is the exact opposite of every other county, some of which also had County Executive races. Further creating confusion, the City of Milwaukee had 22,000 more votes for Supreme Court than for County Executive. This means that of the rest of Milwaukee County (less than half of the total votes) had at least 22,000 ballots that voted for County Executive but NOT for the Supreme Court race.

Both these numbers are strange, but Milwaukee county numbers are the most baffling. Why would 22,000 people not vote in the biggest race in the state?!? It going in the opposite direction is explainable, but this just doesn't make sense.


April 11, 2011 - 5:40pm