Skip to comments.(Wisconsin)High-profile lawyers retained for possible Supreme Court recount
Posted on 04/08/2011 4:55:41 AM PDT by PapaBear3625
Kloppenburg's campaign is working with Marc Elias, an attorney with Perkins Coie, a Washington D.C.-based firm with an office in downtown Madison. Elias is the same attorney who represented Democratic challenger Al Franken in his eight-month epic recount battle with incumbent Republican Norm Coleman. Franken eventually prevailed, winning his U.S. Senate seat by 312 votes.
Prosser has hired Ben Ginsberg, a Washington-D.C. attorney who played a prominent role in the 2000 Bush-Gore presidential recount effort in Florida. He was also part of the team that represented Coleman in his recount effort. Prosser has also retained Madison attorney Jim Troupis, and Dan Kelly, who is based in Milwaukee.
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And when Dems lose, it's NEVER over until they are declared the winners.
How bout this. Let’s go with what we’ve got. Prosser got the majority of the votes. Let him keep his job and we all celebrate by stringing up a bunch of shyster lawyers on an old oak! We could really “make the world a better place” while getting in a lot of good laughs.
Indeed, former Democratic Presidential nominee Senator Kerrys trust was drafted by Perkins Coie, President Barack Obamas law firm.
On cue, within minutes of the announcement of Governor Palins trust, a complaint was filed. And, the first independent counsel selected to investigate the trust was none other than the Alaska office of Perkins Coie.
Apparently before realizing that Governor Palins trust was nearly identical to the trust Perkins Coie prepared for John Kerry, the Perkins Coie independent counsel found in a detailed nine page CONFIDENTIAL letter that was promptly leaked to the media that Gov. Palins trust was illegal.
The Democrats and their lawyers can go to Hell.
The firm is counsel of record for the Democratic National Committee, and other political clients include nearly all Democratic members of the United States Congress, as well as several Presidential campaigns, including those of John Kerry and Barack Obama. Its corporate clients include international high-technology and telecommunications companies.
With its main office located in Seattle, Perkins Coie is the oldest and largest law firm headquartered in the Pacific Northwest. Notable living alumni of the firm include, among others, current White House Counsel Robert Bauer, current Attorney General of Washington State Rob McKenna, and 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Margaret McKeown and Ronald M. Gould.
In 2009, President Obama appointed Robert Bauer, the Chair of the firm's Political Law Group, to become his White House Counsel.
Perkens Coie is the firm that represents obama in any BC challenges also.
The Dems are hoping to Frankenize the Wisconsin election and they are crafty. Gotta keep an eye on them every minute. In Minnesota they had the Sec. of State and the judges on their side.
Good memory. Prosser’s lead negates the communist’s *right* to a recount.
No matter who wins or loses, the lawyers always win.
WI Sec of State is also Soros-provided lefty, just like in MN.
Elections matter. As Stalin commented, it is not the votes that count, but the ones who count the votes..
I got a feeling that the 2012 Presidental Election is going to be a barn burned. We probably will see how nasty the Democrats can get when they control the enforcement arm of the election process.
I believe while an automatic recount is now negated, Klop can fund her own recount. The question is what sources of funding are allowed.
Unless the lawyers intend to argue that the Associated Press is the final arbiter of all elections henceforth (a fate devoutly desired by the left), they have NO case.
I expect that the officials in Madison or Milwaukee will discover computer errors of their own some time today. By the time they’re done, Prosser’s vote total could be a negative number.
I am hoping that Madison will be too busy defending the fraud votes already submitted (10,000 is a large number) and coming up with another 7,500 may be just too many. It is one thing to evaporate a 1,500 vote lead. Trying to overcome a 7,500 lead may prove too large even for the leftist lawyers to pull off. You can bet the Union will pour millions into this recount but overturning this number would be a big job. Our lady in Waukesha knew exactly what she was doing - hold back a significant number of LEGITIMATE votes that will hold up under scrutiny; trying to manufacture such a large number of FRAUDULENT votes may be more than even the libs can pull off. (Although, with the MSM behind them, we can never rest until it is officially over.)
In an earlier thread I read that the Milwaukee ballots are being kept in a “secure” warehouse with the Rats holding the keys! Any Wisconsin members confirm this??
“...By the time they’re done, Prosser’s vote total could be a negative number.”
They have to be careful not to manufacture or “find” too many uncounted votes lest the leftist win by millions of votes. (The Progressives are becoming increasingly and obviously subversive.)
And a Dem Secretary of State will delay certifying a Republican winner for as long as can plausibly (or even implausibly) justify doing so. Particularly if he can get a compliant judge to give him cover.
All I can say is thank God Prosser is the INCUMBENT. He can stay in place and uphold Walker’s law while the whole silly recount goes on and on and...
But this is a good thing.
The error that resulted in the Prosser undercount only affected the unofficial numbers reported to the press. Unofficial numbers have no validity.
There is no question that the official tally was correct — the vic-chair of the County Democrat Party in question already is on record as saying the votes are valid.
Any appeal will go to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. If they vote on basis of the law, they will uphold Prosser’s election 8-0 (Prosser cannot vote). If they vote based on party affiliation it will go 4-4, which still seats Prosser, because he is currently ahead.
7000 votes (out of 1.5 million) is really outside the margin of fraud, especially three days after an election. It is easy to manufacture votes on election day or the day after, but becomes more difficult on subsequent days. It becomes exponentially more difficult *after* the official canvass. Not saying it cannot be done, but it is hard, and ginning up 7500 or so is going to be really hard.
High-profile lawyers are expensive and money spent on them is money that will be unavailable to the Union thugs in the 2012 campaign.
What an amazing coincidence!
actually they may be overreaching here....after Florida 2000, Maria Cantwell, Al Franken, I think the American people are getting good and weary of having their elections being decided by lawyers (whom they generally loathe in the first place)
That’s the same thing as telling them to go home - “from whence they sprang”
Voter ID and CCW are critical bits of legislation for the months ahead ( CCW to put a lid on any ideas of extreme union thuggery ).
They have the SOS and certainly Dane County judges on their side.
Some good news has already come of this...the tons of money the outsiders and unions pumped into this race is down a rat hole now. That is less money for future endeavors.
More good news, this should remove some of the onus from the recall activities too.
Lastly, if a relative conservative can be elected in Wisconsin, that bodes not so well for the Great Pretender. If Trump does not get him, an awakened electorate just might.
It’s good to see that Republicans aren’t just going to roll over for this.
No, it doesn’t. If you read the statute, you’ll see what’s allowed at what percentages and vote levels. In this case, it’s slightly over 1/2 of 1% which entitles either candidate to request a recount of any ward at $5 per ward. Over 2% and the candidate pays the full cost and has to have court permission. At less than 1/2 of 1% the state pays for it.
We don’t have to let them control the enforcement arm if we don’t want them to.
Bingo! But unfortunately, it's the WI taxpayers who are footing the bill. Even if they don't support what the unions or doing and voted for Prosser, their taxes pay WI public sector workers and part of their pay goes to the unions. This is what is so onerous about public sector unions. The taxpayers have no seat at the table.
7,000 votes is an impossible hurdle. A standard recount is likely add to Prosser's lead as my bet is more Klop votes get negated than Prosser ones in a recount.
What Klop's lawyers might instead try do is either get those recently added votes tossed out for some reason or raise enough issues to get the election thrown out and a new election ordered.
You can bet there would be no small number of Dane County voters who would gladly go on record as witnessing all kinds of voting irregularities - even if they were fabrications. If they'll dispense and use phony medical excuses, they'll stop at nothing.
The shame is that if all those Waukesha Prosser votes were tallied the night of the election, Klop would most like have conceded and this would probably be a non-issue. Now it's just going to drag on and end up angering people and raising even more doubts about fair elections - even if it was just a clerical mistake.
“Meanwhile, the WI repubs need to put together a Voter ID bill, and get it passed no later than next week.”
Actually, yesterday I heard that they had done that already — that it was one of the pieces of legislation passed while the Democrat Senators were flee-bagging. Eliminated same-day registration and vouching, too.
I might be wrong. I am from Texas and do not follow Wisconsin politics that closely.
Personally, I'd like a recount - as long as it is just that, and not a re-vote with "judges" scrutinizing every spoiled ballot to discern some obscure "voter intent." A fair recount would take nearly all the wind out of the 'Rat's sails. Any further wrangling would show how disingenuous they are about valuing a fair election.
“What Klop’s lawyers might instead try do is either get those recently added votes tossed out for some reason or raise enough issues to get the election thrown out and a new election ordered.”
Possibly, but the Wisconsin Supremes are the ones that ultimately throw out an election, and you need better than a 4-4 decision for that. So Prosser collects passes “GO” and collects his tokens. And if it goes to the US Supreme Court it should be a minumum of 5-4 in favor of upholding the election, and more likely 6-3 or even 7-2.
Regardless, as long as the appeals drag on Prosser remains the fifth vote on the WSC deciding the Union defunding bill.
I suppose that “we” wanted to then,because when the traitors put obama in the White House this gave the control of the DOJ to obama and in anyone believes that the DOJ, as administered by Holder impartially enforces the law,well, the nicest thing I can say is that they are beyond help.
Thankfully, Prosser is already in office. This can't be negated.
Obama won WI 56%-42% in 2008. He would have to work a LOT harder if (1) much less union money, and (2) it was harder to commit vote fraud. Every state which his task is harder, is a state where he has to spend more money. Every bit helps.
You’re right. The WI Assembly passed Voter ID while the fleebaggers were away and sent it to the Senate. Because implementing the law involves state expenditures (for ex. providing picture IDs for the poor), the Senate couldn’t act until the fleebaggers returned. I think the new session begins very soon.
If the votes were already manufactured but held back until and unless needed, we’re not talking aboout that many ballots salted throughout rat strongholds. Don’t forget about same-day provisional ballotting. I think that’s their ace in the hole.
Between the provisionals and “found” ballots, they only need about 25k votes in areas that went about 65% for Klopp to get there. 25k ballots is less than 2% of the total vote right now.
It’s doable with experienced attorneys and willing judges.
Thanks for reiterating this important fact. No votes were manufactured; it was merely a reporting oversight. The Left, and even many conservatives, miss this point. Of course, this fact will be highlighted in the days to come, which will make the Leftists absolutely livid.
I disagree. If the Prosser votes were known about, the Dems would have gotten the votes to squeak by, by whatever means necessary. The Dems ALWAYS seem to win when it's a tight race, and under 1% is a tight race.
This is an exercise in futility, IMO, that even the filthy Dems can't pull off.
Madison has lots of students on the voting rolls. Students graduate and move away, but the names stay on the rolls. Without photo ID requirements, Dem operatives can just get a printout of the names and addresses of the last two graduating classes, plus a list of people who have died but are still on the rolls, and have people go vote in their names late on election evening.
Klop would not have conceded. The union thugs wouldn’t let her.
The problem with lawyer jokes is that lawyers don’t think they are funny and the rest of us don’t think they are jokes.
If it can get dragged out to when his term ends in August, then the Dem Secretary of State can declare the seat vacant, and the court will be split 4-4.
This would have been a brilliant move by the Wisconsin Republicans if it were deliberate (which I doubt).
Maybe we just need to “volunteer”. :)
Perkins Coie is scum. Check out their website w a big ol “diversity” page going on about LGBT and minorities. This firm is not a law firm. It is a political action committee of lib/lawyers/liars/low lifes