Waukesha Dem member of the Board of Canvassers: "Shocking & somewhat appalling... I feel like I must speak up."

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An eye-opening, blunt statement from Ramona Kitzinger, in part, via the Waukesha County Democratic Party:

... No one explained why they were beginning the canvass on Wednesday, just to please report immediately.

Before this telephone call, I had not been contacted as the designated Democratic observer, and I saw no public notice of the abnormal canvass time. ... The canvass then proceeded as normal, with no glaring irregularities or mention of a possible 15,000 vote error in Brookfield City. [...]

In retrospect, it seems both shocking and somewhat appalling there was no mention of discovery of this 15,000 vote �human error� that ultimately had the potential to tip the balance of an entire statewide election. How is this possible?

Once the canvass had been completed and the results were finalized, I was called into Kathy�s office along with Pat (the Republican observer) and told of an impending 5:30pm press conference. It was at that point that I was first made aware of an error Kathy had made in Brookfield City. Kathy told us she thought she had saved the Brookfield voter information Tuesday night, but then on Wednesday she said she noticed she had not hit save.  Kathy didn�t offer an explanation about why she didn�t mention anything prior to Thursday afternoon�s canvass completion, but showed us different tapes where numbers seemed to add up, though I have no idea where the numbers were coming from. I was not told of the magnitude of this error, just that she had made one. I was then instructed that I would not say anything at the press conference, and was actually surprised when I was asked questions by reporters.

The reason I offer this explanation is that, with the enormous amount of attention this has received over the weekend, many people are offering my statements at the press conference that the �numbers jibed� as validation they are correct and I can vouch for their accuracy. As I told Kathy when I was called into the room � I am 80 years old and I don�t understand anything about computers. I don�t know where the numbers Kathy was showing me ultimately came from, but they seemed to add up. I am still very, very confused about why the canvass was finalized before I was informed of the Brookfield error and it wasn�t even until the press conference was happening that I learned it was this enormous mistake that could swing the whole election. I was never shown anything that would verify Kathy�s statement about the missing vote, and with how events unfolded and people citing me as an authority on this now, I feel like I must speak up.

So do a lot of people. Please feel free to help her get her message out.

You can see Ms. Kitzinger standing behind Kathy in the video.

Added: More on Kathy Nickolaus here.

This stinks to high heaven.

H/t: @bxknits

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  • R Thatch

    In order to have a 7500-vote difference within 14000 votes, the split would need to be 10750 to 3250. Is it reasonable that this area is that lopsided, almost 4:1?

  • http://profiles.google.com/mwells53 Margaret Wells

    Wisconsin REPUBLICANS. Put them all in jail and throw away the freakin key!

  • http://twitter.com/marabout40 Dionne J.

    Sorry, I don't buy all the "importing data," "click on a button," "save" BS. This woman's lying. Look at her body language.

  • Eryanwhite

    Bless her heart. She was conned.

  • http://twitter.com/whatsamatta_u Paul W

    Shirley there's nothing suspicious about the error and recount happening with just 2 Republicans present and a Democrat being told after the fact and then being told not to say anything. #STINKALERT #STINKALERT #STINKALERT