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AP Count Wrong, Prosser Now Leads by 40 Votes in Wisconsin Election (Update: Prosser Leads by More Than 7,000?)

3:52 PM, Apr 7, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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On election night, AP results showed a turnout of 110,000 voters in Waukesha County — well short of the 180,000 voters that turned out last November, and 42 percent of the county’s total turnout.  By comparison, nearly 90 percent of Dane County voters who cast a ballot in November turned out to vote for Kloppenburg.

Prior to the election, Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus was heavily criticized for her decision to keep the county results on an antiquated personal computer, rather than upgrade to a new data system being utilized statewide. Nickolaus cited security concerns for keeping the data herself — yet when she reported the data, it did not include the City of Brookfield, whose residents cast nearly 14,000 votes.

Update: Liberal Analyst: Waukesha Vote Shift Makes Statistical Sense.

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