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Friday, April 8, 2011

 1:49 PM 

GAB sending staff to Waukesha County

GAB Director Kevin Kennedy said this afternoon he is sending agency staff to Waukesha County to review business processes and verify reported results in the Supreme Court race.

Kennedy made the announcement following Clerk Kathy Nickolaus' revelation that she had failed to include results from Brookfield in the totals she initially reported to the media. Adding in those numbers yesterday afternoon swing the election some 7,500 votes in favor of Justice David Prosser.

Kennedy said he's directed Nickolaus to make official returns available for public inspection.

The GAB will issue a report on the results "as soon as possible" and before certifying statewide election results. He also said other counties have shown different totals from Election Night, and the GAB is working with clerks to ensure the accuracy of results.

"We have confidence in Wisconsin’s county and municipal clerks, and do not believe any of them would do anything illegal to jeopardize their own reputation, or Wisconsin’s reputation for clean, fair and transparent elections," Kennedy said.

-- By JR Ross

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