Paper work in City Ward 1 was not forged
There is no explanation as to why the numbers do not reconcile other than the official explanation of: "mistakes were made". The questions regarding the inspectors' report though have been investigated and answered by the Milwaukee Deputy District Attorney, Bruce Landgraf. Here is the complete email chain explaining the inspectors' report.
Yes, the signatures are in the same hand. No, the signatures were not made by any of the election inspectors for City Ward 1. But, this is not a forgery or false canvass report. The copy of the inspectors' report given to me as the inspectors' report for city ward 1 was in fact the sample inspectors' report used during the training of chief inspectors during the summer and fall of 2004.
There is no statutorily required inspectors' report from city ward 1 ("mistakes were made"), but this is different than forgery or a false canvass report which is what I had asked to be investigated.
Given that Detective Saxton had already investigated this (or at least noticed the oddness of the inspectors' report), this whole set of questions could have been avoided if the final report from by the US Attorney/Milwaukee county Joint Task Force Investigating Possible Election Fraud during the November 2, 2004 Election had been released by now.
The whole inspectors' report from ward 1 is a mistake not forgery. I'm relieved. Aren't you?