Game Over – Kloppenburg Loses to Prosser (and Truman)(and Palin)
The results have just been posted in the Milwaukee County canvass, and nothing much changed from yesterday. AP reports Prosser picked up 11 more votes and is the winner.
I repeat, JoAnne Kloppenburg lost. David Prosser won.
The vote margin stands at 7316, a virtually insurmountable lead for a recount. All the hanging chads in the world will not put Kloppenburg on the Supreme Court.
So I will make a plea taken from a concern troll who posted a comment here when it looked like Kloppenburg would win by 200 votes:
ProsserKloppenburg is in a really tough spot here. A closeelection like this, you would pretty much have to file a recount.
But a recount would throw the impartiality and fairness of the Wisconsin court system into doubt, considering any judge in Wisconsin would have a personal interest in the case.
For the sake of the Wisconsin courts,
ProsserKloppenburg might have to swallow the narrowloss.
Sarah Palin, who endorsed Prosser shortly before the election, will be attending a Tea Party rally in Madison Saturday. Should be fun.
How great would it be if massive loudspeakers blasted this song as Palin took the stage in the belly of the beast? They’d tear their hair out.
Updates: Prosser has declared victory:
“Today, the will of the electorate is clear with the last canvas now completed and Justice David Prosser reelected to another 10 year term to the Supreme Court. Justice Prosser extends his appreciation and respect to Joanne Kloppenburg and her spirited campaign.
With certified results in‐hand, Justice Prosser hopes that a shared respect for the judiciary allows the campaign to move to a positive conclusion.
Justice Prosser looks forward to thanking the voters of Wisconsin and is expected make a public address in the near‐future.”
Kloppenburg is pondering her options:
“Now that the statewide canvass is complete, our campaign will focus our decision making on whether to request a recount. By statute, we have three business days in which to make that decision. We will review the information available to us and carefully weigh the options. We will make an announcement concerning our decision no later than Wednesday, April 20, 2011.”
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Now we wait to see what happens in the Wisconsin Supreme Court regarding the union bargaining statute.
Thanks for all the coverage, it's been fascinating.
Funny I must have missed the AP story on this?
I sincerely believe all lovers of liberty should be truly thankful for this result.
Totallllllllly awesome. This makes Friday perfect. Now if only we can fight back the SB 5 referendum in Ohio.
"Someones gonna get hurt, this is going to get ugly"?
Anyone else read that as both threat and hope?
Sarah Barracuda isn't allowed to use Heart music.
"Unions come and defend us" — ? Against what? Against a 5'4" woman in a skirt suit and high heels? Against the thought of having lost a couple of consequential elections?
The idea of having to share the nation with such viciously vacuous types is truly nauseating.
The best part is that those bozos sat on and suppressed the outcome all week long, thereby pumping it up into a much bigger story.
For the Prosser victory to be in the papers tomorrow is really, really bad timing on the part of the Democrats!
She's going right into Madison, the heart of Dane County!
Gosh, I wonder if Mayor Dave Cieslewicz will be on hand to give her the key to the City?
Funny, it was shaping up to be an historic election only a couple of weeks ago…now not so much? What th'?
As a lifelong reader of your blog, I'm concerned that this is totally —-ing awesome.
court system will jack up the count as usual. The more recounts, the worse for prosser.
Well done… and well won. Great coverage, Professor.
Whenever the Demo-Unions are in a close race-they win.
Hence the famous bumper sticker and now political watchword of our time -VOTE- If it ain't close they can't cheat.
We all need to remember that each and every time there is a vote. -IF- the public (aka-US) lose interest and stop going to the polls -THEY- will win again.
Wisconsin leading the nation back to the land of fiscal responsibility? Who could have dreamed that would ever happen?
"Unions come and defend us" Francis, looks like they got their wish, enter the IAFF to counter-rally:
The news on Prosser and Palin going to Madison has the left absolutely apoplectic. (As usual). Great way to end the newsweek, now I am headed off to my local tea party.
Tomorrow's weather forecast for WI is cold & crappy.
All of you may already be familiar with Althouse
If not, watch that site for on-the-ground photos & videos by Ann Althouse & her husband Lawrence Meade. Wish them well – they have become recognizable by the lefty protestors for their coverage of the Capitol protests, who knows what the left will do to block them from recording the event.
I love that "How much are the Koch brothers paying Palin…"
I really wonder if the Koch brothers will one day be given proper credit for bringing down the left…. NOT by ANY action whatsoever, but by simpy existing.
Because every single person outside of the leftist circle jerk sees this "Koch Brothers" stuff as absolute nonsense from start to finish, as in, the product of a disturbed and fixated mind.
So by all means, lefties, fixate away. (Koch AND Palin together??? Wear a smock everybody, leftist heads exploding can be messy.) As long as the adversaries are focuse on the utterly non-sensical, we stand a chance of limiting their damage.
Kloppenburg reacts to the news.
So it's really-really-really decided and Prosser won?
(Heaves great sigh of relief.)
Wow! The good guys win a round! Hallelujah!!!
Congrats to Judge Prosser. However, does anyone want to take bets that the unions will seek to have Prosser recuse himself in the collective bargaining lawsuit because he couldn't be fair to them after they printed such venomous attacks against him.
Chrissy Domon is not very bright, is she?
I'll repeat myself here, but "Koch" is easier for the Left to spell than "Halliburton".
I'll also add "THIS is what Democracy looks like Bee-yatches>".
(Excuse me while I continue my Dance of Joy…appearing in Wisconsin where ever I am)
I would say that "this is what democracy looks like," but according to the left, it's only "democracy" when they win.
It sounds like the union goons will give us some more antics to post.
Prosser … cool!!
Roxy Music … very cool !!!
"Whenever the Demo-Unions are in a close race-they win."
It's sort of funny how you can bald faced make this claim in spite of direct evidence in the topic of this very thread to the contrary. Almost as if you twist reality to fit your views and not vice versa.
And congratulations to Judge Prosser on a hard fought victory.
Going to get ugly – how much uglier could it possibly get? It couldn't get uglier if Joy Behar or Rosie O'Donnall showed up…
I stand corrected – it could get A LOT uglier.
"How great would it be if massive loudspeakers blasted this song as Palin took the stage in the belly of the beast? They'd tear their hair out."
I see @Koblog beat me to it. Back in 2008, after McCain announced Sarah as his running mate, they played Heart's Barracuda. Anne Wilson (and Nancy, too, I believe) went ballistic. The Manson-worshiping sisters nearly had a collective stroke that their song was being used by that eeeeeevvvvvviiiiiiilllllll woman!
Great song. Too bad that the rights belong to such delusional losers.
Wonderful news, by the way!!!! I guess by Wednesday, the state will FINALLY declare it final and Prosser the winner. *groan* Only because the police guarded the Milwaukee votes, keeping the Dem/Union/leftists from cheating. Heh.
Hey, Tlaloc! You forgot that minor, inconvenient detail wherein you actually support your claim with this thing we call "evidence…"
The bestest part of all was the ueberditz Kloppenburg making a total fool of itself by announcing that it had won in a q & a after its presser, confirming the congenital idiocy of libtards.
First of all, Congratulations to Wisconsin State Supreme Court Justice Prosser, Gov. Walker, and especially to the People and State of Wisconsin, for they have sent a message load and clear, that the ALL of People of the State, and their "Will", and the State Constitution, and thus Free and Open Representative Democracy, will be adhered to, and maintained, in spite of the mob thugacracy of intimidation, threats, and coercion, that these Public Unions thugs and goons, tried to impose on ALL of the Tax Paying Citizens, aka, "the People", of the State of Wisconsin.!!!!
Secondly, the fight goes on, as we have to throw out the rest of the Public Union corruption allied Liberal Obamacrats on 6 Nov. 2012, not to mention the head Obamacrat himself, as well as maintaining the election results of 2 Nov., in their blatant attempt to overturn those election results, in a recall.. but no problem, as "We the People", shall prevail in this. as well..!!!!
You Go Gov. Palin.!!!
Of all the Domestic Trips and Rallies and Speeches, Gov. Palin has made so far.. this will be the most visible statement and stand, on the political battlefield, to date. as Wisconsin, is now ground zero in the war for restoration of State and National Fiscal and Financial Budgetary issues, and especially the Adherence to, and of, the U.S. and State Constitutions. This is a fight to restore, and thus to gain back, control of the govt's, and give them back to the People, and not in the hands of the few minority special interest groups, and corrupt political cronies, like these Public Unions and Democratic politicians, who have been colluding against the rest of the Tax Payers, to secure their gravy train express gold plated Pensions and Salaries and Health benefits, at no out of pocket costs, and all at the cost and expense of the rest of the tax paying citizens, who did not share in their plundering and looting of the States Treasury and Budgetary coffers, but who have to pay for all of it, which is now fiscally and financially impossible, and unsustainable, period.!!
To all the Anti-American Liberal Socialist Marxist Obamacratic Politicians,and their army of Public Unions thugs and goons, ie; their co-conspirators.. Perpetual Collusional Corruption, resulting in the bankrupting, looting, and plundering, of the State and all of it's Citizenry, aka, Tax Paying People, just to benefit a few minority union thugs and goons, and corrupt Obamacratic politicians, is NOT a Noble cause..!!
This blog has been the 'go to' site for many on this WI Supreme court election debacle.
If you want to read another great take on this election follow the link below. A fantastic article.
As Prosser Wins, the Dems Get the Blame for Wisconsin
Many thanks Professor. I enjoy your blog immensely.
Yeah Wisconsin… go Prosser… by the way Where is that Evil Eric (we are a nation of cowards)? I thought he was going to investigate this race?
Must be busy with gitmo and az. VOTE THESE IDIOTS OUT 2012
Here is an interesting fact.
According to the current GAB tallies (following the process of statewide canvassing, county-by-county) Justice Prosser prevailed by 7,403 votes in the City of Brookfield, WI. That was the municipality in Waukesha County not initially "reported" by the county clerk to the Associated Press in the rush on Election night.
Prosser received 10,859 votes there, while Kloppenburg only garnered 3,456. (A scattering of 11 votes went to others.)
This means that, looking back now, Kloppenburg was confidently declaring victory on April 6th, in a situation where she would have ended up a mere 87 votes ahead following the canvassing process. [7,403 – 7,416 = 87]
Under those circumstances, of course, Justice Prosser would have been fully justified in seeking full a statewide recount.
But watching and especially listening to that news conference of hers from back on April 6th [before the Brookfield correction was made], hearing her just completely brush aside the specific questions of the reporters about the advisability of so confidently declaring victory, given the fact that the county-by-county canvassing process had not even begun, was an alarming performance.
In retrospect, it clearly gives viewers a real window into the temperament of an obvious results-oriented person, not someone who would likely be open-minded enough to consider all arguments, such as in a careful process of reviewing lower court decisions.
She simply dismissed all of the reporters' very intelligent questions out of hand. And she hadn't even had the courtesy of calling Judge Prosser before declaring her victory!
Her rhetorical claim therein that she was committed to applying "the law to the facts" was an empty gesture. This preview strongly portends otherwise, even suggesting she could care less about the facts!
It looks to me like Wisconsin just dodged a bullet!
Who is Unios?
Oh. Wait. Is that supposed to be "unions?"
This stuff just writes itself.
"The vote margin stands at 7316, a virtually insurmountable lead for a recount. All the hanging chads in the world will not put Kloppenburg on the Supreme Court."
Never under-estimate the abilities of professional vote fraudsters, i.e., the Democrats.
1. With a sigh of relief, congratulations to David Prosser.
2. Heh. As far as this disillusioned former Palin supporter is concerned, the lyrics to Barracuda describe her–not to mention Obama, Huckabee, and Trump–pretty well.
"Hey, Tlaloc! You forgot that minor, inconvenient detail wherein you actually support your claim with this thing we call "evidence…""
I directly quoted a poster who said the dems always cheat and win close elections. This very thread is about the right winning a close election. What part of that do I need to back up? DO you not believe my direct quote of a poster a few posts up or do you not believe the right won this election?
Or are you just incapable of parsing such a simple statement for meaning?
A whole new way of defining of "judgment" . . .