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La Crosse County clerk finds no big problems in local voting

Brad Williams

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Anybody who suspects widespread fraud in Wisconsin’s election returns isn’t going to find it in La Crosse County. 

That’s the word from county clerk Ginny Dankmeyer, who completed the canvass of last week’s election in less than four hours on Monday.    

Dankmeyer says they found about three or four extra votes that hadn’t been counted in some races. 

Turnout was figured at 88 per cent, at around 68,000 votes, but the clerk says that percentage will go down because so many new voters registered at the polls. 

A recount of the state’s presidential votes would have to wait until after all 72 counties have finished the official election canvass, and they have until November 17th to complete the job. 

La Crosse County went for Joe Biden, with 56 per cent of the vote over Donald Trump. 

The Democratic-leaning county is also credited with insuring the election of new State Senator Brad Pfaff and the re-election of Congressman Ron Kind.    

Dankmeyer says she’s keeping the ballots handy in case a presidential recount is ordered in Wisconsin.       

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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