Skip to comments.Prosser Now Up 7,000+ Votes After Error Is Corrected
Posted on 04/07/2011 3:15:35 PM PDT by smoothsailing
Supreme Court justice David Prosser has picked up more than 7,381 votes in Waukesha County, a conservative county outside of Milwaukee, as part of the statewide canvass following the election for Supreme Court on Tuesday. The total gives Prosser a comfortable lead as the canvass continues Friday.
The error came when Waukesha County clerk Kathy Nickolaus failed to save some 14,000 votes that came from wards in Brookfield before passing the vote total along to the Associated Press. County officials discovered the mistake Wednesday and shared the information with state election officials on Thursday. Prosser won Waukesha County with more than 70 percent of the vote there.
Wisconsin sources say that the paper trail on the votes will be obvious and difficult for anyone to dispute. Either votes from Brookfield were counted in the initial tally or they werent. Still, the discovery of the extra votes is sure to stoke the embers of the heated battles that have taken place across the state over the past two months, particularly because Nickolaus, the woman at the center of the controversy, is a Republican activist. A posting on the website of the Republican Women of Waukesha County indicates that Kathy Nickolaus recently served as president of that group.
But several sources have pointed to questions about her competence in the past. In August, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that her superiors ordered an audit of the county clerk's election equipment and system beginning with the September primary despite several memos she sent to the committee over the weekend defending her practices and resisting the move.
LOL! I love it.
Klopditz is going the way Sir Rah went. Buh Bye!
Kleptocrat’s statement said she ran to “restore confidence in the court”......by PROMISING to vote with the unions??????
Probably mooch-elle can’t be away long from the organic White House garden in which she spends long hours laboring.
Kloppenturd’s Victory Speech:
They will pay any price. Look how much money rolled into Klepto’s campaign the last couple weeks - millions.
The unions will pay any price to not have this precedent of loss set. If they win, they’ll make up the cost of the recount in rat largesse. It’s mere pennies by comparison - just the cost of doing bidness. Heck, it’s basically already paid for in advance. Look how much the “Stimuloss” and obathturd’s deathcare put in their pockets - billions. Billions to partially recycle back to the rats in ‘12.
So what are the percentages now? Is it like 53 to 47?
She has the classic look of the absolute lefty fanatic.
I don't think it was an error. I just wasn't reported to the AP.
Island in the Carribean sounds good.
NO recount now !!!!!! beyond the requirement by law
Most of us disagree - she deserves a hand for accidentally giving the dims major fits!
So that means the newspapers who ran that bulls**t “Wisconsin voters send stinging rebuke to Scott Walker” stories are all printing retractions .. right?
No, it would still be in the 50-50 range, but more like 50.60 to 49.40.
I think the automatic recount goes away if the difference is 1/2 of 1% or less, which it no longer is. I’m not sure about that, though, although I fairly sure I read that on the election night thread from someone who was giving a running analysis based on his/her knowledge of WI.
One day after Wisconsin voters turned out in force for a judicial election widely seen as a referendum on Gov. Scott Walkers law ending collective bargaining for public workers, the president of the AFL-CIO declared, the labor movement has a rich and vibrant future. In a speech called The Future of Unions," Richard Trumka insisted that term is no oxymoron.
The over-reaching of anti-worker politicians today may have given us the game-changer we need, he said at Wayne State University in Detroit. It may have provided the sparks for the next surge of labor.
So, since Kloppencommie LOST - then by his own logic, we can conclude that unions HAVE NO future, and the over-reaching by the smelly hippies in Wisconsin was the "game changer" that will seal their fate.
Hey, it's HIS argument!
Take out Madison, and how does it break?
there will be recount. Now it just has to be paid by unions (i.e. taxpayer money that was confiscated by unions)
Oh, yes, now they'll be telling us that the election was a rebuke of the fleebaggers!
Confusing American Pravda with random vote totals should be standard procedure for the GOP.
"Wisconsin voters as well as the Kloppenburg for Justice Campaign deserve a full explanation of how and why these 14,000 votes from an entire City were missed... yammer, sputter, outrage, innuendo..."
No votes were "missed." They were correctly tallied and recorded. The city total simply wasn't reported in a timely way to the AP, which is, after all, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the DNC.
I'll be waiting for the retractions from the press. But I won't be holding my breath.
I will, however, be reminding them on their websites. Every day, if necessary.
You're a nutcase if you think that it would help the GOP to remove an elected official from office by fiat! In fact, I would even stand up against the GOP for such an abuse.
Now all we need is a pic of James O’Keefe sneaking off with the F5 button from that clerk’s machine.
I just love this. Most deserved and unexpected monkeywrench in recent political memory.
Think the voters will remember that long, and vote in a Democrat instead next time?
That's right, they are, LOL!
Anyone can demand a recount, whenever, regardless of the "official" margin?
I'm not saying you're wrong...I'm just thinking there must be a threshold beyond which a recount will not be granted.
Let's just say I'm HOPING you're wrong.
This is absolutely delicious, even more so because it's completely fair. I feel like Lucy pulling the football away from Charlie Brown.
And ... loving it.
music to my ears!!!!
For some eye candy... try doing a google search for "Wisconsin Walker loss" to see the hundreds of liberal scumbags gloating over this apparent 'defeat' for Walker!
its called old back some numbers so the dems don’t know how many votes to manufacture. way to go WI!
Words cannot even approach the total awesomeness of this.
‘All our F5 column refreshes are not belong to you’
ha ha ha!
I am giddy tonight. I went to the White Sox home opener and the Sox won, I come home and find out that Prosser won and the dems are crying like babies. I don't know a better day other than the defeat of Obama in 2012.
What ballots were lost?
She needs to be relieved of duty........or fired.
Impeachment proceedings for a county clerk?!?
Stop and think about what you're suggesting...that the integrity of our election-based democratic republican system should be compromised because someone is suspected of potential compromise of the integrity of our election-driven democratic republican system.
Any individual who voted at a referendum election may request a recount of the referendum results. Only a candidate may request a recount of office results. Wis. Stat. § 9.01(1)(a)1 (PDF).Disclaimer: IANAL.
Ping to #285.
They are all apoplectic accusing us of what they always do...
This is the first time I’ve checked FR today (my cat dumped a glass of water all over my laptop and fried it this morning). I finally get around to checking FR on the desktop and find this! This is just fantastic news! I had a really bad day, and this makes it seem not quite as bad!
Two month-old tag line never more appropriate:
LOL I thought you typed “COMPLETE REFUDIATION.” It’s not my eyes, it’s NOT!! I must be thinking of Sarah.
And if another Prosser win on re-do, a re-re-do... like in Florida 2000.
Me too. No cat, just a lousy day. Feel MUCH better now!!! WooHoo!!!!
I hope the grownups in WI are preparing for the inevitable violent temper tantrum from the brats. And they should be preparing to deal with it appropriately, unlike the last several months' debacles. It's going to take outside law enforcement to control the criminal thugs.
Gosh, I hope Republicans were smart enough to do that! LOL Somehow I doubt it.
“Words cannot even approach the total awesomeness of this.”
Well said. This scenario is SO perfect! They were already gloating about their victory and they already “produced” the ballots they thought they needed. Now, there’s no way they can successfully challenge these numbers, because it was just a reporting error-even the local Democrat agreed.
I gotta admit, as a Minnesotan, I’m very envious of the good fortune you all in Wisconsin have had lately. First the November elections, then the Packers, now this! Can you send some of that luck our way?
Latest Wisconsin Election Changes by County are at
however, to save everybody work i have added up all the counties to the old total.
Prosser leads by 7,241 (751,288 to 744,041) at the moment.
I got this figure by adding AP’s Wednesday total
Prosser 739,886 Kloppenberg 740,090
Then I added the recanvassing results at wispolitics for the following 13 counties
Eau Claire +199/+228
Winnebago +244/0 (partial canvass)
Total 10:13PM Central
Prosser 751,288 Kloppenberg 744,041
Prosser’s lead of 7,247 is 0.485% of the new total of 1,495,329 votes. Thus free recount for Kloppenberg (a recount would cost $1m+ of filthy union luchre).
Prosser would need a lead of at least 7,477 to cost the unionistas $1m.
I doubt this hoped-for 7,477 margin will happen. Dane county and city of milwaukee are sure to add to kloppenbergs total.
Still 7,247 will be tough to beat!
Please tell me the cats OK
Here you go:
Accusations of voter fraud abound in Wisconsin
On 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.