Kloppenburg requests recount in Supreme Court race.
Madison — Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg requested Wednesday a statewide recount – the first in 22 years – to check the results in the April 5 election for state Supreme Court race she lost to Justice David Prosser, the Government Accountability Board said.
The official tally shows Kloppenburg lost to Prosser by 7,316 votes – less than 0.5% of the 1.5 million votes cast.
Kloppenburg also called on the board to appoint a special investigator to probe the “actions and words” of Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus.
The election initially appeared much closer, with Kloppenburg winning by 204 votes.
But in Waukesha County, it was Nickolaus’ election night vote reporting error and correction two days later that flipped the apparent win from Kloppenburg to Prosser by more than 7,000 votes. Nickolaus announced she had failed to include in her initial, unofficial tally the 14,315 votes from the City of Brookfield.
State elections officials scoured her canvass report and the April 5 election results over four days during an on-site investigation. On Tuesday, the Government Accountability Board issued a report saying except for a few “anomalies,” the canvass report and municipal election returns were consistent so no revisions in the canvass were needed. The board intends to issue a report within 60 days on other questions about Nickolaus’ elections operation.
Kloppenburg said an investigation of the Waukesha County clerk was necessary and that something must be done so that “real change” comes to election practices and procedures in Waukesha County.
Fair enough, you want a state wide recount, let’s start with Dane County where 10,000 votes were cast in the Supreme Court race only, even though there was a hotly contested mayoral race there.
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.
Interesting, I didn’t think people could be so motivated by a court race and nothing else.
I wonder what would possess 10,000 people to blow off two very important races in their county but only vote on the race you were running in…Miss Kloppe-n-change?
And you want a recount?
Are you sure you want to go there?
You lost Miss Kloppe-n-change, as a matter of fact you lost so badly your opponent overcame the margin of fraud which is huge in the state of Wisconsin.
If I were you I would just accept the loss and go away quietly, or are you going to disgrace yourself like Al Gore?
Despite the unions stuffing ballots in your favor and dead people voting like it was Capone’s Chicago you still couldn’t muster up enough legitimate votes to pull it off.
I think it’s interesting that Kloppenburg was quick to accept victory with a little over 200 vote lead and then call for a recount when she finds out she was really over 7,000 votes behind.
Not only is she being a hypocrite, but she also jumped to conclusions and declared victory long before all the facts were in…and she wants to be a Jurist!
These liberals display the maturity of a 2 year old being pulled away from the candy counter and are not fit for office.
YOU LOST…GET OVER IT!
Oh…here’s a funny from Kos