Wisconsin Dirty Tricks?

Wisconsin Dirty Tricks?

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Abby Zimet

Still more questions than answers in Wisconsin's judicial election after county clerk Kathy Nickolaus magically, belatedly "found" enough votes to give GOP candidate David Prosser a win. State officials examining the numbers and procedures have given them a lukewarm endorsement, saying they see no criminal activity but certainly "practices that need to be changed to bolster public confidence." The Democratic board member has walked back her apparent verification of the numbers in a statement saying "it seems both shocking and somewhat appalling there was no mention of discovery of this 15,000-vote 'human error.'" And it turns out Nickolaus has a less than stellar record: She worked for Prosser for a GOP Caucus that did secret illegal campaign work, and she's been cited for election irregularities in the past. 

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