Milwaukee County Canvass will not be on time
I was just told by Janice Dunn, the director of the Milwaukee County Election Commission, the county canvass will be completed sometime early next week. Because of this my open records requests will not be fulfilled until late next week after the county canvass is complete.
But, I was assured all is well and that the State Elections Board is aware of and approved the delay. I feel better. Don't you? Calm blue oceans fill my view now.
The election on April 5, 2005 had 1/3 the turnout of the election on November 2, 2004and
To be fair it is actually 7 working days (2:00 pm April 6, 2005 to 2:00 pm April 15, 2005) since it may be too much to expect county employees to work on weekends. If it takes 9 business days (next Tuesday) to complete the canvass, how long would the county canvass for the November 2, 2004 taken had the law been followed back in November as it is now being followed in April? The county and city election commissions will be meeting again today to work out the problems in the city canvass. The county and city interests are not the same. The city election commission interest here is to "put this behind us" and "move on". The county interest is to not become more entangled with the city election problems than is absolutely required by law.
I would love to be a fly on the wall of the room where the county election commission, the city election commission and the city attorney's office have been holding meetings over the last 2 days and later today. No meeting is going well when legal council is involved.