Epic fail (for liberals) in WI as finalized state vote totals confirm Prosser’s almost-victory

Posted by: ST on April 16, 2011 at 11:48 am

Too bad, so sad – for liberals, that is:

Liberal and pro-union groups failed to oust a conservative judge from Wisconsin’s Supreme Court in an April 5 election, according to state vote totals finalized Friday.

Based on county canvassing totals, Judge David Prosser leads challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg by 7,316 votes out of close to 1.5 million votes cast. Election officials will not declare Prosser the official winner until Wednesday, Kloppenburg’s deadline to call for a recount.

The race was cast by activists on both sides as a referendum on Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial law limiting collective bargaining rights for the state’s public sector unions — a law currently being reviewed by the state Supreme Court. In a nonpartisan primary held just as the labor battle was heating up in February, Prosser won 55 percent of the vote, while Kloppenburg, an assistant state attorney general, came in second with 28 percent.


At one point on the day after the vote, Kloppenburg declared victory. Prosser and his handlers were more cautious, saying they were bracing for a recount.

But a big breakthrough came for Prosser at the end of last week, when the Waukesha County clerk’s office announced that it had made an error when sending voting data to The Associated Press and had not sent a set of nearly 15,000 votes, most for Prosser. In all, he netted 7,582 votes from the “human error” that clerk Kathy Nickolaus, a Republican, admitted she had made.

Neither candidate made an immediate statement about the final vote totals, and Kloppenburg has not indicated whether she will ask for a recount. Because Prosser’s margin of victory is less than 0.5 percent, Kloppenburg would not have to pay for the recount.

Ok. Well, it’s not officially official, but we’re getting pretty close to it. No doubt Kloppenburg will be strongly urged (and likely already has been) by Democrat union masters to exercise her option for a recount, but unless a miracle of some sort happens – like thousands of dead voter votes are mysteriously discovered, Prosser can pop the cork on a champagne bottle … and so, perhaps, could Gov. Scott Walker, seeing as this election was turned into a proxy battle over the union bill.

As they say, stay tuned …

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11 Responses to “Epic fail (for liberals) in WI as finalized state vote totals confirm Prosser’s almost-victory”


  1. Phineas says:

    This is a great first win, but it’s just the start in a state by state battle to break the stranglehold of the PEUs. The Teachers unions here (You know, one of which endorsed cop-killer Mumia) are planing a multi-day “action” in Sacramento to demand taxes be raised. This should be “fun.”

  2. ST says:

    It never ends, does it? :(

    BTW, just realized I could have written the headline to the post a little bit better. I’m sure people knew what I meant, though ;)

  3. Sefton says:

    Like you said, ST, it’s not officially done yet. Even a 7500 vote lead can be wiped away by corrupt election officials, unions and DNC operatives.
    It seems to be the mantra of the progressive left – “If at first we don’t succeed in a fair election vote count… steal it.”

  4. Chris in NC says:

    7500 votes isn’t enough. He’ll lose in the recount. In the back rooms of union halls and black churches are voting machines creating votes to steal this.

  5. Carlos says:

    7300 votes is kinda edgy, but it’ll be difficult for the jackass county elections officials to “find” that many uncounted ballots, or include that many dead people on the rolls, or felons, or…

  6. mike191 says:

    Kloppenburg has to make a concession speech or else the fraud voting ,perfected by Dems ,will be a national issue that our vaunted “fourth estate ” cannot ignore.

  7. WarEagle says:

    I wonder what they will try and do. The timing couldn’t have been worse for the union thugs/dim-o-crats. It will be more difficult to steal this election but I am sure they are pondering their options…

  8. Old Goat says:

    They are looking for those bags of uncounted ballots they left in the corner of a polling place.

  9. Spectating From Ohio says:

    Kloppenburg has a weird “Edward Scissorhands” look going, doesn’t she?

  10. Anny says:

    I would like nothing more than to have all these unions spend tons and tons of money to ultimately fail. Then at least the unions will not have money to contribute to the 2012 election.

  11. captaingrumpy says:

    Sorry Anny , BUT Obama will just keep on giving. Remember GE has extra Billions this year and the head is in the Whitehouse