Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Elections

The Supreme Court election is done and after a very suspicious surge from one county, Prosser has declared a victory.  That may sound like sour grapes because my candidate didn’t win but here are the issues I have.

A county clerk said she made a mistake in posting the results for her county.  She said she forgot to save the numbers for one city in Access.  Access is a database and automatically saves the information entered.  Experts in this program tried to have the entries not save and couldn’t make it happen.

This county clerk was given immunity by Prosser in a previous case of election fraud years ago.  I think she even worked for him at one point.  She has been criticized in the past for procedures during elections by the county board where she works. 

All of these factor into a huge question of whether Prosser actually won or if he or those who wanted him to win arranged for him to win. 

The only good thing is the margin by which he won is small enough that Kloppenburg can ask for a recount without having to pay a million dollars. 

Did Prosser win?  I don’t know.  It seems like there was some election misconduct or fraud.  Yes I know those are legal terms but that is how it seems.  I think that whoever oversees the elections should go into that county and investigate what happened.  I think the state should have a recount of that county because of the mishandling of the election.  From the news tonight it sounds like they are looking at her practices and so on. 

I'd like to see a recount.  I'm betting I'm not alone.  I hope JoAnne Kloppenburg asks for a recount.

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