Skip to comments.Wisconsin Supreme Court Election Recount – Day 21 (all but done)
Posted on 05/19/2011 1:14:13 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
As I type, Waukesha County is working on the process of certifying its results after finishing the physical recount about 2 pm yesterday. With unofficial numbers from all of Waukesha County except the city of Muskego, most of the city of Waukesha, and most of the village of Summit (the last was reported to the Government Accountability Board but was still under review as of this morning) available from the GAB as of this morning, and certified numbers from the other 71 counties, 3,545 of Wisconsin’s 3,602 reporting units have been reported and at minimum reviewed by the Government Accountability Board, representing 1,477,284 of an original 1,498,880 votes. On a net basis, Justice David Prosser gained 368 votes over his pre-recount total in those 3,545 reporting units, challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg gained a net 678 votes over the pre-recount total, and an additional 162 “scattering” were recorded over the pre-recount total. That means Prosser lost 310 votes of his pre-recount 7,316-vote lead, and has an unofficial 7,006-vote lead.
Waukesha County is expected to finish the process of certification either today or tomorrow. Indeed, just before the board of canvassers broke for lunch, they completed the final canvass of Muskego. Once the certified results are transmitted to the GAB (note; if they’re transmitted electronically, they’ll be on the GAB county-by-county certified results/recount minutes page in short order), the 5-business-day window of opportunity to file a judicial appeal of the recount begins. If Kloppenburg, as the sole losing candidate, does not, do so, it will be Humpbot Time as Prosser is declared the official winner.
Since my last update on Monday, Kloppenburg penned an op-ed in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel where she denied having made up her mind on whether to challenge the inevitable recount defeat in court, then proceeded to spend the remainder of the op-ed outlining why many, including both myself and the majority of the Journal Sentinel editorial board, believe she has already made up her mind to do so.
The Associated Press, in their Wednesday wrap (copy courtesy the Appleton Post-Crescent), decided to focus on the raw recounted numbers, without any perspective on either what the pre-recount numbers were in the same reporting units or what the change of margin has been, to repeat its Election Night “mistake” of giving Kloppenburg and her entourage false hope. For those who were tracking their numbers in the days following the election, they waited for several days after the failure to report the results of the city of Brookfield became common knowledge to correct their erroneous numbers.
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That’s right, Kloppenburg—keep wasting the taxpayers’ money. They’re not paying attention. /sarc
whatta waste of money.
The Unions heads will explode.. most workers in Wisconsin are NOT members of a Union..
Excellent strategy. After all, Obama can offer to give away Israel to its enemies in the Middle East just to take the voters attention away from the stinking economy and punishing gas prices. The Leftist media won’t be enabling Gov. Walker, though, as they slavishly do for BO.
There must be some advantage for the union punks and their dim allies in delaying the seating of Prosser. Anyone in the know care to explain?
Poor ugly broad...if only she hadn’t LOST, she might have WON!!! And that will be the basis for the recount challenge—that damned Republican clerk cost her the election, cause Democrats didn’t know soon enough how many phony votes they’d have to invent!!!
If they can delay the (re)seating of Prosser on Aug. 1 the WI supreme court will be 3-3. When Walker’s budget repair bill is heard by the supreme count - the session starts on Aug. 1 - there will be a tie and the bill will be bumped back to the liberal Dane county appellate court.
This is their only goal, kill the legally enacted bill.
It figgers. Is that possible under WI law?
Just wait until she takes it to the courts. She’s not done yet.
I have no confidence in the system anymore.
The GAB appears to be less than sympathetic to Witchiepoo. This should bode poorly for any meaningful court challenge.
Those 310 extra votes would have insured Prosser loss if the original reported numbers were correct.
>>It figgers. Is that possible under WI law?<<
Yes, it’s possible, but it’s much more likely that a new bill will be passed in the next month or so to replace the one tied up in court. Besides, the first bill was written so hastily that it needs some redrafting anyway. Otherwise the legal bills for figuring it all out are going to be humungous.
For example, lawyers are even arguing over whether school districts are subject to major provisions of the law. Clearly(?) they were meant to be, but it appears that the drafting failed to make that the case. People are assuming that a redrafted bill will clarify that, and probably a lot of other issues.
In short, everyone, including the unions, is assuming that this law is going to take effect fairly soon, simply by passing a new bill that moots the court case tying up the old bill.
I almost hope that Kloppencommie does take the results to court. It would seal the Wisconsin democRATS’ fate.
No confidence is right. We are living in a land that the Courts make laws and if they cannot get their way they will tie the system up. Walker, after this recount is up, declare Prosser the winner and seat him. The hell with the courts. American Courts are garbage.
If that's the case, will the WI democrats fleabag off to IL again?
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