Kloppenburg really has nothing to carp about, Prosser is the one who should be pissed

April 11th, 2011

By now, cialis sale health we all know about the vote counting snafu in the WI Supreme Court race.

Typically, ampoule this has been portrayed as being somehow unfair to Joanna Kloppenburg. After all, pills she’d already declared herself the winner.

But the people who have a real right to complain are Supreme Court Justice David Prosser and the voters of Brookfield.

Because of the screw up, the legitimacy of David Prosser’s re-election is now in doubt when it shouldn’t have been.

And if the error hadn’t been discovered an entire city would have been disenfranchised.

The scandal is not that the Brookfield votes were found…it’s that they were ever lost in the first place.

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  • 1. John Foust  |  April 11th, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Define “lost”. Should JoKlo have relied on the AP numbers that said she won by an incredibly slim margin? Should she have waited days for official results?

    You don’t think Prosser would’ve claimed victory in that situation? I say either one of them would’ve yielded to the public and PR pressure… but next time, if a race is slim, I think someone will remind them to wait.

    The slim margin didn’t stop Republicans from whining that the unions had stolen the election. Were they unwise to make their declaration?

  • 2. Elliot  |  April 11th, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Yes, yes they were. :)

    And she should have waited. A 200 vote margin could easily have been overturned in even a non-dramatic canvas.

  • 3. Chris  |  April 11th, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    correct me if I am wrong but hadn’t Prosser taken a slim 40 vote lead before the Brookfield mistake was caught.

    Yes the Wauk Cnty clerk needs to resign or be recalled after this is all said and done.

    For the next 10 years we will hear the Liberal Mantra “Prosser stoled the election”

    If that stupid woman does her job right Prosser wins on Tuesday night and we could have move on.

  • 4. Dan  |  April 12th, 2011 at 10:01 am

    “You don’t think Prosser would’ve claimed victory in that situation?”
    Umm, John, Prosser still hasn’t claimed victory, so, very silly question.
    Besides Kloppenberg knew there was a major screw up and she was trying to embarrass the clerk in not revealing the mistake or make it look like something unethical was going on. WI. bloggers figured it out on Tuesday night and I am sure Kloppenberg and her camp, along with Prosser were going over the numbers like a fine tooth comb. So, they knew.

  • 5. Saturday Afternoon –&hellip  |  April 16th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

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