Milwaukee's central count facility on Election Day. Photo by Adam Kelnhofer, Nov. 3, 3030.

Milwaukee Election Commission Executive Director Claire Woodall-Vogg is questioning Gableman’s claim of 100 percent turnout at some nursing homes in Milwaukee County.

She looked at all nursing homes in the city, finding turnout collectively was 79 percent. Of the 32 she reviewed, four had a turnout of more than 90 percent. The highest was 97 percent.

Gableman’s report says his office “vetted” 30 nursing homes in Milwaukee County as part of its review of the 2020 election. It doesn’t detail which ones were reviewed, and the report notes as more facilities were studied, the percentage may change.

It looked at 1,084 voters at the 30 Milwaukee County homes.

A Gableman spokesman didn’t immediately return a call today seeking details.

Woodall-Vogg said she began her review after Gableman made his claim. It includes 1,332 votes cast by residents at the 32 homes.

She compared the number of votes cast at each home to the number of active registered voters at each facility on Nov. 3, 2020. That produced a turnout of 79 percent.

The spreadsheet she put together also includes the number of voters whose registrations are currently inactive, but were active on Nov. 3, 2020. She said it is common for registrations to go inactive as nursing home residents pass away or move.

Her suspicion is Gableman compared the number of votes cast at some facilities to the number of currently registered voters. That would’ve failed to capture those who had died or moved.

Even pulling out those registrations deactivated since the November 2020 election would leave turnout at 93 percent collectively at the 32 homes in the city.

“I just got frustrated,” she said of Gableman’s claim that prompted her to compile the spreadsheet.

See her spreadsheet here.

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