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Kloppenburg to Concede Wisconsin Supreme Court Race
Pundit Press ^ | 5/31/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi

Posted on 05/31/2011 9:25:26 AM PDT by therightliveswithus

And now for the day that we've all been waiting for, it appears that JoAnne Kloppenburg finally got the memo that she was losing in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race. She is expected to concede about this time today.

Kloppenburg had called for a recount after the election results showed he 7,000 votes behind incumbent justice David Prosser. This is just under the maximum vote percentage to allow a state-funded recount. Kloppenburg's campaign expected to gain votes in one particular country that never materialized.

Now Politico is reporting that Kloppenburg is going to leave the race, despite her earlier calls to continue the recount. This would leave the conservative/Republican faction on the Wisconsin Supreme Court with a majority. This will be important in the court case sure to follow regarding the public sector union law.

(Excerpt) Read more at punditpress.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: kloppenburg; prosser; wi; wisconsinshowdown
Finally!
1 posted on 05/31/2011 9:25:27 AM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: therightliveswithus

She already has, WITI an WTMJ have been carrying the press conference for about 15 minutes.


2 posted on 05/31/2011 9:26:59 AM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: therightliveswithus

This thing was still going on? This lady is an embarrassment. What was the point of dragging this out?


3 posted on 05/31/2011 9:27:07 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: therightliveswithus

whatta waste of money.


4 posted on 05/31/2011 9:27:14 AM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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To: therightliveswithus

Watching this right now. It’s laughable.

“I’ll add something ... since you’re not asking”
“In asking for the recount... I had no ulterior motive”
“I didn’t have donuts with the union thugs this morning... blah blah blah”

Took care of the socializing yesterday, eh?
Funny you should feel compelled to say that, Joanne.


5 posted on 05/31/2011 9:28:22 AM PDT by Mike-o-Matic
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To: therightliveswithus

The leftists were out of plausible options. Any further action would 1) have virtually no chance of success, and 2) focus further attention on their propensity for stealing elections.


6 posted on 05/31/2011 9:28:29 AM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: therightliveswithus
She is expected to concede about this time today. Why didn't the writer wait until she actually concedes?
7 posted on 05/31/2011 9:29:18 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Mike-o-Matic

Another thing... she was asked if the recount was worth the cost... “of course it was.”

Yeah, it’s always worth it when it’s not your money. After all, it’s only taxpayer dollars, right?


8 posted on 05/31/2011 9:29:41 AM PDT by Mike-o-Matic
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To: therightliveswithus

Believe it when I see it.


9 posted on 05/31/2011 9:29:49 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: therightliveswithus
Kloppenburg's campaign expected to gain votes in one particular country

What country would that be?

10 posted on 05/31/2011 9:31:02 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
"What was the point of dragging this out?"

It stirs up the base, it gives them an opportunity to question the legitimacy of the winner, it creates a distraction from the other nonsense they're perpetrating, it keeps the Republicans on the defensive, it keeps attention away from election fraud, it gives the media an opportunity to take shots at the Republicans, it's part of their usual bag of tricks, they're immature and can't deal with defeat gracefully,...

11 posted on 05/31/2011 9:32:19 AM PDT by hometoroost (Love the Onion story on a closed-ceremony "transparency" award. Oh wait, that actually happened.)
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To: therightliveswithus
Tee hee hee. The democrats are the Wile E. Coyote of politics. Their schemes keep blowing up in their faces.

So much for the "overwhelming voter anger" at GOP "overreach." The unions and the Soros-funded lefties poured millions into this race and have nothing but egg on their faces to show for it.

As Nelson Muntz from The Simpsons would say: HA HA!

12 posted on 05/31/2011 9:32:30 AM PDT by Silverfiddle (Stand With The Heroes, Fight The Zeroes!)
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To: Lurker

Unionistan, I believe


13 posted on 05/31/2011 9:32:33 AM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: Mike-o-Matic

Why don’t they force the loser of the recount challenge to repay the government (us) for the cost?


14 posted on 05/31/2011 9:34:24 AM PDT by jettester (I got paid to break 'em - not fly 'em)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Odd...I expected her to drag it out in the courts until after the recent ruling on Gov. Walker’s collective bargaining bill reached the state Supreme Court. That way Judge Prosser couldn’t rule on it, leaving it deadlocked.


15 posted on 05/31/2011 9:35:43 AM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: therightliveswithus

Deserves a DRUDGE BEACON, just out of the sheer frustration of fighting these a-holes!


16 posted on 05/31/2011 9:38:11 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Free Vulcan

Believe it.


17 posted on 05/31/2011 9:39:05 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic.com. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: Mike-o-Matic
Another thing... she was asked if the recount was worth the cost... “of course it was.”
Yeah, it’s always worth it when it’s not your money. After all, it’s only taxpayer dollars, right?

Well....perhaps. Some of the cost, for sure, was state funds...and that comes from state tax payers (we all remember state tax payers don't we? Those are the folks and businesses that work so that they have the honor and good fortune to fork over some of what they earn to the state.)

As to it's being "not her money"; actually, little of the trouble resulting from her inept and unqualified "run" for state supreme court came from her "coffers". The money she used came from national union dues, state union dues, and the stain's re-election campaign funds.

Strange thing is...with all this "out of state" funding...all the crooked and illegal voting...all the screaming and shrieking down at the Capitol Building by the whinning, immature, lefties... all of the favorable press received from the terribly liberally biased msm here in WI....SHE STILL LOST!!

18 posted on 05/31/2011 9:41:40 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be ERADICATED....NOW!!)
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To: therightliveswithus

It’s nice that Wisconsin voters won’t have to worry about the Klop when the recall elections come around.


19 posted on 05/31/2011 9:44:08 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Well, now I believe it. She actually did concede. Color me surprised.


20 posted on 05/31/2011 10:00:13 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: jettester

If the difference in votes from the original count had been more than 0.5% (one half of one percent), she would have had to pay part of the cost.

However, as it was, the margin was close enough that under current law, the recount would be paid by taxpayers.

IIRC, under the first canvass, Prosser won by 0.48%. With only a few hundred more Prosser votes, and the recount would probably not have been requested. But hey... so long as it’s “free”... why not, right Joanne?


21 posted on 05/31/2011 10:01:53 AM PDT by Mike-o-Matic
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To: Lazlo in PA

“This thing was still going on? This lady is an embarrassment. What was the point of dragging this out?”

Entertainment value. I was hoping she would keep the recounts going for years. I’ll miss her.


22 posted on 05/31/2011 10:10:55 AM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: Jean S

*poking my head out*

Is Kloppy the cyKlop gone?
Is this for real?
Or is this some kind of sick joke?


23 posted on 05/31/2011 10:54:34 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare

It’s safe to come out now :-)
This surprised most of us in WI, she did concede although her speech was condescending as all get out.


24 posted on 05/31/2011 10:58:02 AM PDT by Jean S
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To: Jean S

LOL!
I was wondering if she’d sue since that seemed to be the tack she was running.
Especially with her announcements of ‘irregularities’ every chance she got.
I guess someone told her, “Oh yeah, we tracked those to your crew”?


25 posted on 05/31/2011 11:01:25 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: therightliveswithus

Bump!


26 posted on 05/31/2011 11:04:12 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Darksheare
You can watch the video here, she spoke for a good 15 minutes.
Kloppenburg press conference video
27 posted on 05/31/2011 11:43:46 AM PDT by Jean S
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To: Jean S

Fifteen minutes?!
Holy smokes.
She has some pretty annoying body language quirks.


28 posted on 05/31/2011 12:07:08 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: RabidBartender
Odd...I expected her to drag it out in the courts until after the recent ruling on Gov. Walker’s collective bargaining bill reached the state Supreme Court. That way Judge Prosser couldn’t rule on it, leaving it deadlocked.

The supreme court hearing is scheduled for June 6, and prosser's new term isn't until Aug 1. They may have figured that it isn't worth it if the case is likely to be decided before Aug 1.

29 posted on 05/31/2011 12:10:42 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: Jean S
:18 sec into to her appearance -- what a whiny, stupid woman. She LOST but she can't let it go at that. NO. She has to give a 15 minute laundry list of how it was tainted. I guess it's code for "We was robbed!"

LOL. They were outfoxed.

30 posted on 05/31/2011 12:31:09 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Logic n' Reason
Those are the folks and businesses that work so that they have the honor and good fortune to fork over some of what they earn to the state.

I'm retired and so is my wife. We are still taxpayers in Wisconsin (sales, property, & income) and will be 'till the day we move out or die. If we were to move, Wisconsin WILL clip you for "capital gains" on the sale of your residence if you invest in a new home out of state. Friend of mine fought it all the way to the WISC and lost.

Regards,
GtG

31 posted on 05/31/2011 1:56:53 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray
I'm retired and so is my wife. We are still taxpayers in Wisconsin (sales, property, & income) and will be 'till the day we move out or die. If we were to move, Wisconsin WILL clip you for "capital gains" on the sale of your residence if you invest in a new home out of state. Friend of mine fought it all the way to the WISC and lost.

Was not at all aware of this; wonder how many other residents of WI know about it? Isn't age a "protector"?

Of course, the way the housing market in WI has been, the last thing most folks expect is "captial gains" upon the sale of a residence.

But very good to know nonetheless.

32 posted on 05/31/2011 2:08:24 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be ERADICATED....NOW!!)
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