Or, for a shorter title: Democrats seek to turn Wisconsin into a banana republic.
Once the canvass had been completed and the results were finalized, I was called into Kathy’s office along with Pat (the Republican observer) and told of an impending 5:30pm press conference. It was at that point that I was first made aware of an error Kathy had made in Brookfield City. Kathy told us she thought she had saved the Brookfield voter information Tuesday night, but then on Wednesday she said she noticed she had not hit save. Kathy didn’t offer an explanation about why she didn’t mention anything prior to Thursday afternoon’s canvass completion, but showed us different tapes where numbers seemed to add up, though I have no idea where the numbers were coming from. I was not told of the magnitude of this error, just that she had made one. I was then instructed that I would not say anything at the press conference, and was actually surprised when I was asked questions by reporters.
The reason I offer this explanation is that, with the enormous amount of attention this has received over the weekend, many people are offering my statements at the press conference that the “numbers jibed” as validation they are correct and I can vouch for their accuracy. As I told Kathy when I was called into the room. I am 80 years old and I don’t understand anything about computers. I don’t know where the numbers Kathy was showing me ultimately came from, but they seemed to add up. I am still very, very confused about why the canvass was finalized before I was informed of the Brookfield error and it wasn’t even until the press conference was happening that I learned it was this enormous mistake that could swing the whole election. I was never shown anything that would verify Kathy’s statement about the missing vote, and with how events unfolded and people citing me as an authority on this now, I feel like I must speak up.
Question: If she really doesn’t understand anything about computers, why is she in the job at all? Seriously.
As to this claim that she didn’t expect to speak in last week’s presser announcing the error, watch for yourself. She chimes in at 13:30 or thereabouts. And she volunteers to answer once the reporter asks her to. She may be 80 and incompetent to do her job, but she’s certainly cool when the cameras roll.
Also, click on over to Hot Air to see the real clincher in all this. The error was not in the actual canvass, but in how it was reported to the AP (hey, ya think that’s why they always call them “unofficial” on the media web sites?). The totals were reported correctly, on election night, to a local Wisconsin paper. Shenanigans, begone!
Look, I don’t blame the left for being a bit suspicious about all this. I would be if the shoe was on the other foot. But now it looks like the same unions that were threatening businesses, and whose members were occupying the statehouse and whose allies were threatening to kill Republican lawmakers, leaned on Granny to get her to change her story. That’s reprehensible.