14,000+ votes not recorded from Brookfield

Ryan nailed it as he made the call 10,000 to 16,000.

I could very well end up with egg on my face, but given we’ve already seen that AP can be inaccurate, I am starting to EXPECT that we will soon discover that there are 10,000 to 16,000 more ballots in Waukesha county than what AP has reported.

I so owe him dinner.

Remember, the numbers were reported all along. They’ve been on the City of Brookfield website since Tuesday evening. They just didn’t make it to the county’s tally and on to the AP.


  1. Winegirl says:

    I was appalled at this. I noticed that the School Board results were published before the final certified totals were also available. That was not run through the county clerk’s office, so not her doing.

    Part of the problem is early, incomplete reporting to the media.
    The other, more disturbing part is that the clerk did not notice she was missing data from Waukesha county’s second largest city. Makes me wonder if this has inadvertently happened before.

  2. John Foust says:

    This oversight by the former Technology Supervisor for the Assembly Republican Caucus is clear evidence we need voter ID, right?

  3. Winegirl says:

    I saw some other comment that they have signed up to volunteer at the polls but have never been called. I did the same thing a few years ago with the same result. And I keep seeing the same people running the polls year after year. Ok when the polls aren’t busy but they can’t handle volume very efficiently.

  4. No, you jerk. It’s not. Nickolaus is likely taking the fall for a staffer. Still, her head will roll.

  5. Randy in Richmond says:

    In an election that has significant, actually huge, national implications this is an unexcusable fubar. Considering this just happened in a state where also one can register to vote on election day with the signature of a non-registered voter (corroborator) who is also a felon, maybe a look at the process is in order.

  6. Part of the problem is early, incomplete reporting to the media.

    Actually, the problem is that Nickolaus changed the procedure for reporting precinct-by-precinct to periodically reporting the aggregate. The “can be inaccurate” AP and/or others would have almost assuredly caught this Tuesday night had she not done so.

  7. our reputation is at stake as is the confidence in the election process. there are questions to be answered and the voting public deserves it. why are early reports given to the press without a disclaimer? exactly step by step what is the process for the local clerk to transmit the results to the county clerk, and by what method ? is the county clerk, the staffer or someone else responsible for pushing the save button ? where is this save button ? are their any witnesses or employee witnesses to this procedure ? did not someone notice tha the brookfield city votes were not counted in the individual tallies ? did the candidates themselves count them ? if the press gets everything else before the public then why did the county clerk hold them off ? did the county clerk act alone without legal advice and who were the people she communicated to before the press conference ? i do not have all these answers and am more interested in preserving the integrity of our local election system . convice the public that in a statewide high profile race one sole person had the power to do this ?

  8. Everyone is freaking out about this… isn’t the canvassing process in place for this very reason? The system worked people. Just goes to show people will whine no matter what the outcome.

  9. Yep. Exactly. That’s a good observation.

  10. Now that Tammy Baldwin has asked AG Holder to investigate that there was a “free and fair” election in Brookfield, do you think she will send another letter to the media when it is determined that there was a “free and fair” election in Brookfield?

  11. Oh good grief. I’m not sure that woman even knows where Brookfield is located. Besides, the issue was never Brookfield – this place ran like clockwork, I can assure you. The problem was in Waukesha County.

    That she’d ask about Brookfield confirms the suspicion of her intelligence.

    Here’s the story link: http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/119532844.html That first comment is really funny.