Skip to comments.Republican Wanggaard won't concede defeat to Democrat Lehman in Senate race
Posted on 06/07/2012 6:24:33 PM PDT by harpu
RACINE, WI (WTAQ) - Van Wanggaard says hes not about to hand control of the Wisconsin Senate to the Democrats, without a thorough review of the votes cast in his recall election.
The Election Night tally showed that Wanggaard lost to Democrat John Lehman by 779 votes, or 1.1 percent out of 72,000 votes cast Tuesday.
But Wanggaard tells WRJN Radio in Racine that at least 600 absentee ballots have still not been counted. The station says there have been reports of voting irregularities throughout Racine County, and problems with the unofficial tally.
So Wanggaard says hell hold tight before conceding, and see what the countys official canvass has to say. That canvass is required to be done by June 15th, and Wanggaard could then seek a recount no later than June 20th.
He said people across Wisconsin and the country have asked him to seek an immediate recount but he cant until the canvass is done. If the canvass shows that he lost by more than one-half-of-one-percent, his campaign would have to pay for a recount instead of taxpayers.
Wanggard defeated Lehman in the last Senate election in 2010. If his loss holds up, Democrats will have a one vote majority in the Senate at least until the scheduled fall elections.
By how many votes did Wanngaard beat Lehman by in 2010?
How many total votes were cast for these two in 2010?
How do the above numbers compare to the 2012 Recall vote for the District 21 State Senate Seat?
Lehman - 36,255
Wanngaard - 35,476
Total - 71,731
Does anybody know!?!
Why not start the recount first and decide who will pay for it later?
Below extract from article posted November 02, 2010 9:51 pm by Mike Moore: www.journaltimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/article_6a922ec6-e6f5-11df-8327-001cc4c002e0.html
RACINE COUNTY - Van Wanggaard ousted Sen. John Lehman in Tuesday’s election, a critical seat in a wave that returned control of the State Senate to Republicans.
Wanggaard had 32,031 votes to the Democratic incumbent’s 28,922 in the 21st District race, according to unofficial results with 100 percent of precincts reporting. Wanggaard, who ended up unofficially with 52 percent of the vote....
Possible evidence of Democrat electoral fraud in Racine County:
Like I said the day after the elections: RECOUNT and RECALL!!!
I haven’t been this shocked since Ricky Martin came out of the closet.
Senator Van Wanggaard asks for a recount: http://wispolitics.com/1006/large/120615_Wanggaard_Statement.pdf
Thank you for the oi ng—this is wondderful news that Van Wanggaard wants a recount.
It will be the best $ 675.00 the GOP ever spent.
Yes, but of the votes that are recounted, how many of them were legitimate?! After a recount Lehman could still end up being ahead because of fraudulant votes. The Cloward-Piven strategy of swamping the voting process was alive and well June 5 when leftist radicals successfully applied it (thus far) in Racine. Regardless of the recount, what occurred in the voting PROCESS needs to be courageously investigated because for some voter fraud is a blood sport. Appropriate levels of Wisconsin and federal law enforcement will need to get involved because the fraud trail will get real ugly. Aggressively investigate what occurred in the process of voting in Racine and go from there. Let Wisconsin take the lead for restoring “We the People”!
Amen to your post 49!
I am delighted the GOP has decided not to roll over in Racine.
Investigate, validate, and repudiate any illegal votes, then let the chips fall where they may.
June 5th was a political Gettysburg, not only for Wisconsin, but for the whole nation. It will be looked back on as the high water mark of the Democrat Party and their toadies, the labor unions.
For the November election, voter ID is in effect for Wisconsin. The Dems will have limited options for their vote rigging schemes.