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Recount unnecessary (in Prosser v. Kloppenburg)
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal ^ | 4-20-2011 | Editorial

Posted on 04/20/2011 9:23:08 PM PDT by smoothsailing

Recount unnecessary



Editorial

April 20, 2011

JoAnne Kloppenburg certainly had the right to ask for a statewide recount on Wednesday.

But we had hoped that she wouldn't - and the state would be better off if she hadn't.

We understand the motivation. The final county-by-county canvassing of the state Supreme Court election revealed that Justice David Prosser won a narrow victory, a reflection of how polarizing the new governor and his policies have become. The heat generated by the controversy over those policies most likely spurred the significant turnout for a spring nonpartisan election and a 7,316-vote win for Prosser - less than 0.5% of the 1.5 million votes cast.

That's slim, but it's not likely that a statewide recount will change the outcome. Were it a margin in the hundreds of votes, perhaps, but Kloppenburg has to recognize that it's not.

The state Government Accountability Board says it is ready for a recount; the board had anticipated that one would be requested. But it is already requesting some $40,000 extra to deal with a possible 16 recall elections anticipated as a result of some senators leaving the state to avoid a vote on Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining proposals and other senators voting for them.

Earlier, the GAB said a statewide recount in the Supreme Court race might cost as much as $1 million. Given that the state is already scrambling in its current budget to make ends meet and that the next budget won't be any prettier, this is an expense the state can ill afford...

(Excerpt) Read more at jsonline.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: franken; frankenfraud; kloppenburg; prosser; recount; union; unions; wisconsinshowdown

1 posted on 04/20/2011 9:23:10 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Kloppy and her commie union comrades should have to pay for any recount. The unions have the bucks, let them pay for it!


2 posted on 04/20/2011 9:24:50 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Game on!" - Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: smoothsailing

Kloppy and her commie union comrades should have to pay for any recount. The unions have the bucks, let them pay for it!


3 posted on 04/20/2011 9:25:06 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Game on!" - Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: smoothsailing

The arch-liberal Journal Sentinel editorial board says a recount is unnecessary. That’s unexpected.


4 posted on 04/20/2011 9:26:15 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: smoothsailing
"We understand the motivation.
The final county-by-county canvassing of the state Supreme Court election revealed that Justice David Prosser won a narrow victory, a reflection of how polarizing the new governor and his policies have become.

I only made it .. this far!
Total BS

5 posted on 04/20/2011 9:29:03 PM PDT by freejohn
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To: smoothsailing

Pay for the cost by firing union employees.


6 posted on 04/20/2011 9:30:25 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: smoothsailing
After seeing her picture I can see why she got so many votes.....

....she looks like Alexander Hamilton.

7 posted on 04/20/2011 9:31:10 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The first one, a machine re-count, is a freebie since the margin is less than .5%.

If Klopditz and her union handlers don’t like the outcome of that, they’ll have to pay for any further recounts. At least I’m pretty sure that’s the way Wisconsin law lays it out.


8 posted on 04/20/2011 9:31:12 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: MediaMole

I’m betting the final count will increase the lead...that is why the paper doesn’t think it is a good idea. They know what will not work this time around,


9 posted on 04/20/2011 9:34:20 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: smoothsailing

I’m still laughing after her ‘victory’ speech.


10 posted on 04/20/2011 9:34:34 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: MediaMole
The arch-liberal Journal Sentinel editorial board says a recount is unnecessary. That’s unexpected.

Yes, I was surprised as well, that's why I thought it was worth posting.

11 posted on 04/20/2011 9:35:10 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: eddie willers

12 posted on 04/20/2011 9:37:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: eddie willers

...and she sounds like Pelosi.


13 posted on 04/20/2011 9:40:50 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
I’m still laughing after her ‘victory’ speech.

Me too, she seemed so convinced! :-)


14 posted on 04/20/2011 9:41:23 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: dfwgator
Lady Douchebag


15 posted on 04/20/2011 9:42:49 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: smoothsailing

That was the first time that I had ever seen what she looked like.

My first thought was of Dorothy, apologizing for dropping the house on her sister....


16 posted on 04/20/2011 9:45:22 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: smoothsailing

Why are republicans always polarizing and dems are uniters of their party?


17 posted on 04/20/2011 9:46:05 PM PDT by JoSixChip (Top 10% of wage earners pay 70% of total income taxes collected. Bottom 50% pay less then 3%, fair?)
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To: dfwgator

18 posted on 04/20/2011 9:47:50 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: MediaMole

They know there’s no way to cheat and win down 7317 votes (they found one more for Prosser).


19 posted on 04/20/2011 9:50:22 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

lol, me too


20 posted on 04/20/2011 9:53:30 PM PDT by Optimom
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To: smoothsailing

$1 million she should have to pay.


21 posted on 04/20/2011 9:58:14 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: eddie willers
Why do women of the left all look like this?....She looks like the wicked witch’s ugly sister
22 posted on 04/20/2011 10:08:19 PM PDT by tophat9000 (.............................. BP + BO = BS ...........................Formula for a disaster...)
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To: eddie willers
....she looks like Alexander Hamilton.

ROTFL! I must add, though, "...if Mr. Hamilton had that psychotic stare."

23 posted on 04/20/2011 10:08:46 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: eddie willers
She's got the Gene Wilder hair thing goin’ on.
24 posted on 04/20/2011 10:09:58 PM PDT by JPG ("Mr. President, GAME ON." - Sarah Palin)
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To: LachlanMinnesota
[I’m betting the final count will increase the lead...that is why the paper doesn’t think it is a good idea.]

A recount might also uncover election fraud in counties and precincts controlled by pro-union Democrats.

FROM DAILY CALLER:

. . .Of an estimated more than 10,000 ballots in Dane County, Wisconsin, where the state capital Madison is, voters selected only a pick in the Supreme Court race, while leaving even the hotly contested mayoral and county executive choices blank. That raises red flags for election experts like Scott St. Clair of the Freedom Foundation, a conservative think tank. . .

http://dailycaller.com/2011/04/07/election-fraud-allegations-fly-in-close-wisconsin-supreme-court-race/

25 posted on 04/20/2011 10:12:30 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: smoothsailing

Why not? It’s free tax payer money. If there is a shortfall they can just cut government services. Thanx JoAnne. I wonder who is footing the bill for Kloppenberg’s lawyers?


26 posted on 04/20/2011 10:17:19 PM PDT by Once-Ler (ProLife ProGun ProGod ProSoldier ProBusiness Republican for Palin)
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To: MediaMole

Between the 2 major papers in the state...the Milwaukee Urinal-Sentinal and The Wisconsin State Urinal, The Urinal-Sentinal is the “fair and balanced” paper. Neither one deserves to be call a newspaper.


27 posted on 04/20/2011 10:22:33 PM PDT by Once-Ler (ProLife ProGun ProGod ProSoldier ProBusiness Republican for Palin)
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To: Once-Ler

I read that her lawyers are the ones Franken used against Coleman.


28 posted on 04/20/2011 10:25:37 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
She looks like the wicked witch of the west.

If the dems would have run a normal looking person, Prosser loses.

29 posted on 04/20/2011 10:39:39 PM PDT by factmart
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To: newzjunkey
They will spend 10s of millions on lawyers.

She's a lawyer, she will pay her a million.

30 posted on 04/20/2011 10:42:58 PM PDT by factmart
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To: newzjunkey

They will spend 10s of millions on lawyers.

She’s a lawyer, she will pay herself a million.


31 posted on 04/20/2011 10:46:47 PM PDT by factmart
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To: smoothsailing

7,317 is a slim margin. But when Klopple won by 204, it was a great victory. Surely the people of WI can see hypocrisy this big and this ugly.


32 posted on 04/20/2011 10:50:00 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: smoothsailing

Actually one of the best things that can happen! Let these Democrats show themselves for what they are! Definitely NOT law abiding, not abiding to the people’s vote, let them complain to their chickens come home.

Wisconsin seems to be the catalyst for future changes in America...so be it...


33 posted on 04/20/2011 10:51:25 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: smoothsailing

She may have the "right" to request a recount on the tax-payers back. But, to be frank, we in this state cannot afford it. Her political posturing is an exercise in stupidity and futility. She is only furthering the effort being made by the left to bankrupt this state into socialism.


34 posted on 04/21/2011 12:15:24 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: smoothsailing

re: “The final county-by-county canvassing of the state Supreme Court election revealed that Justice David Prosser won a narrow victory, a reflection of how polarizing the new governor and his policies have become.”

They just had to get a dig in at Gov. Walker. What’s surprising is that after all the union whining and screaming, they still couldn’t beat Prosser - even with all the dead guys and illegals voting.


35 posted on 04/21/2011 1:59:46 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

If this is the first time you’ve seen what Kloppenburg looks like then you’ve missed the video of her “victory” speech.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJxBemePX8E&feature=related


36 posted on 04/21/2011 2:32:36 AM PDT by Atlantan
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To: tophat9000

Kloppenhag looks like someone set her face on fire and beat it out with a track shoe!


37 posted on 04/21/2011 2:39:59 AM PDT by paratrooper82 (We are kicking Ass in Afghanistan, soon we will be home to kick some more Asses in Congress!)
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To: eddie willers
..she looks like Alexander Hamilton.

By George! You're right, she does indeed!

38 posted on 04/21/2011 3:45:43 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: eddie willers

39 posted on 04/21/2011 3:53:33 AM PDT by Don W (You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.)
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To: smoothsailing

It’s amazing how these Communists operate in the open, doing thier revolutionary duties, undermining and subverting whatever they choose, in full view of all, while they hide behind whatever cute rhetoric resonates with the “voters”. (And it always works with at least 40% of them.)

IMHO


40 posted on 04/21/2011 5:54:22 AM PDT by ripley
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To: smoothsailing

Layoff state union employees that add up to the costs of the recalls.


41 posted on 04/21/2011 5:58:59 AM PDT by Wizdum (Wisdom is what you gain when things go wrong.)
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To: smoothsailing

Perhaps, this time, the Repubs found recount watchers that have spines.


42 posted on 04/21/2011 6:30:36 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: so_real

JMHO, this editorial may be the sign that even the “news”paper has come to the conclusion that, in spite of all their very best efforts, the only thing that the libs are accomplishing with any more of these crap games is losing whatever voter support they had.

Plus driving away whatever’s left of the paper’s subscriber base.

Payback is really a mutha.


43 posted on 04/21/2011 6:37:41 AM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet ((639 and a wakeup) Truth, I know, always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition.)
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To: MediaMole
The arch-liberal Journal Sentinel editorial board says a recount is unnecessary. That’s unexpected.

I've been carefully following the Journal Sentinal coverage of this election. The JS has been surprisingly honest and fair in their coverage.

I suspect they may have have analyzed their subscriber base and come to the realization that the socialists and deadbeats in Milwaukee don't buy newspapers while the conservatives in the suburbs do.

I also suspect the JS editors understand Wisconsin is at a tipping point. They don't want to become another Illinois or California.

44 posted on 04/21/2011 6:53:09 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: dfwgator

“Do you like those eggs? I laid them myself!!...”


45 posted on 04/21/2011 8:38:25 AM PDT by Fedupwithit ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" -Albert Camus)
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