The Illinois Ballot Integrity Project is delighted to announce that Karen McKim has been added as speaker to the Election Integrity 2017 Conference. Karen will be joining the afternoon panel entitled “Election Recounts and Obstacles to Their Execution”. The Conference is being held on Saturday, September 16, in Warrenville, IL.
Karen was a key contributor to the 2016 Green Party Wisconsin Presidential Recount effort and is extremely knowledgeable about Wisconsin election laws, policies and procedures. Karen is an expert government auditor. Her biography follows:
Karen McKim has served as coordinator of Wisconsin Election Integrity (WisconsinElectionIntegrity.org) since its creation in 2012. At that time, she’d just retired from a 30-year career with the State of Wisconsin, managing quality-assurance programs for the Department of Health Services and supervising management audits for the Legislative Audit Bureau. She received her Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Karen ran for Dane County Clerk in 2016, prompting serious discussion of post-election audits in Wisconsin for the first time. She advised the Stein campaign throughout the Wisconsin recount, and is the primary author of their final report on the recount findings. The most useful audit principle she learned in grad school: Never attribute to malice that which can be explained by incompetence.