Isn’t it interesting that Kathy Nickolaus, the person who “found” 7500+ votes for Prosser, is the same person who has quite the paper trail of questionable activity and oversight.
You can take for example this examination by her over a School Board election that was overturned by two votes because of the differences between the touch-screen votes and paper votes.
Better yet, you can check the archives for the soon-to-be revisited incident back in 2002 when she resisted having an audit performed on her equipment after a September primary. Most interesting in that report is this part:
The issue came to a head when Nickolaus removed the election results collection and tallying system from the county computer network this spring and installed it on standalone personal computers in her office. She has said they are backed up with redundant systems.
Director of Administration Norman A. Cummings said Nickolaus has been uncooperative with attempts to have information technologists review the system and confirm the backups.
I’m also extremely suspicious that the vote shortage just happened coincidentally to be enough to stop an automatic recount by the state and forces Kloppenburg to come up with the money for her own paid recount.
Nickolaus’ excuse is that she forgot to “save” the results, which, on the system she’s using, is impossible. She’s bullshitting and she knows it.
Finally, with all this turmoil in the election and with past ones regarding the touch screen system in that county, Governor Scott Walker opened the possibility of this sort of thing happening, probably unintentionally in an audio interview (not with a fake Koch brother). He stated the following on April 6, the day before the “lost votes” were “found:”
A recount could begin as soon as next week. “As long as the rules are clear, as long as there aren’t ballots somehow found out of the blue that weren’t counted before, things of that nature, as long as everything’s above board, I think that’s fair,” said Walker.”
I call fraud.