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Thursday, May 5, 2011

 4:40 PM 

Kloppenburg's campaign continues to raise concerns over anomalies

JoAnne Kloppenburg’s campaign continued today to raise questions about Waukesha Co.'s vote-counting, including concerns over several bags of ballots from the city of Brookfield alleged to be sealed improperly.

Campaign manager Melissa Mulliken said during a news conference in Waukesha County that the openings in the bags of Brookfield votes were large enough to reach a hand into and said there are similar examples of anomalies statewide. The campaign earlier in the day objected to the security of the ballots during the recount.

“Anomalies by whose definition?” countered Prosser campaign spokesperson Brian Nemoir after hearing Mulliken’s statements. “Anomalies by the GAB’s definition where they would change the outcome of the election, or anomalies by our opponent’s definition? We don’t see any anomalies by that first definition.”

Mulliken also pointed to troubles reconciling the numbers on bags with what was recorded, as well as other errors such as a stack of ballots found in the clerk’s office in Verona.

Nemoir noted that elections rely mostly on volunteers and small errors would happen. He then questioned if there would be a point of diminishing returning in doing a recount.

When pressed on whether there were any anomalies that would change the result of the election, Mulliken pointed to the recount as an opportunity to restore faith in elections.

“I think it’s important the people of Wisconsin have confidence their vote is counted and counted accurately. I think that these issues that were shining light on are serious and are concerning,” she said, adding Kloppenburg remains convinced she made the right decision in asking for the recount.

-- By Arthur Thomas

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