Alternate headline: Klopp Goes Plopp

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Michael Moore’s unhappy, so something good must have happened (he’s smelling a rat in Wisconsin, but I think it’s just this guy).

Yesterday, Supreme Court candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg declared victory over David Prosser, the Justice the unions had mobilized to defeat. The problem is that Kloppenburg based her victory declaration on Associated Press reports, which showed her winning by 204 votes. The AP didn’t have the correct vote total, because several thousand votes for Prosser were later discovered.

From the Journal Sentinel by way of Hot Air:

In a political bombshell, the clerk in a Republican stronghold released new vote totals adding a net total of 7,403 new votes in the tight state Supreme Court race to Justice David Prosser, swinging the race significantly in his favor.

Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus said Thursday that she failed to correctly enter in her computer and then report 14,315 votes in the city of Brookfield, omitting them entirely in an unofficial tally released after Tuesday’s election. The new totals give 10,859 more votes to Prosser and 3,456 more to Kloppenburg, she said.

“I’m thankful that this error was caught early in the process. This is not a case of extra ballots being found. This is human error which I apologize for, which is common,” Nickolaus said, her voice wavering as she spoke to reporters.

She said she had reviewed numbers from all the other municipalities in the county to ensure that no other similar errors were made. She said she was not aware of any error of this size being made in any past election in her county.

The fresh numbers provide a new tilt to a race that had appeared to be headed toward the first statewide recount in two decades and as well spring a new surprise on a state that had already faced two months of chaotic politics. But the numbers also seemed almost certain to inject new controversy into an already heated race.

The Daily Kos yesterday: “What a humiliation for the Tea Party and their media toads.” Heh heh.

The SEIU will come in and handle the recount, you know… just to make sure everything’s on the up and up.

Update: Tough night for Tingles.

Update II: If you’re in the mood to laugh at a liberal’s expense, Gateway Pundit has Kloppenburg’s victory speech from last night.

Comments

14 Responses to “Wisconsin ‘Bombshell’: Thousands of Votes for Prosser Found after Kloppenburg Declares 204-Vote Victory”

  1. OK_Loyalist on April 7th, 2011 11:05 pm

    "Update: Tough night for Tingles."

    He'll be spitting up a storm on Spitball :D

    Great news indeed. I see WI as a good thermometer on the vital statistics of the USA in it's current condition.

  2. Joe Redfield on April 7th, 2011 11:21 pm

    Trust Progressives not to know when to count their chickens. Apparently the harridan thought a 200 vote lead was insurmountable, but then Progs aren't very good with numbers.

  3. Adam on April 7th, 2011 11:36 pm

    Klopp Goes Plopp…love it! It's a good day to be a (conservative) cheesehead. Here's what you're looking for:
    http://twitpic.com/4i288e

  4. OK_Loyalist on April 7th, 2011 11:57 pm

    Love it!

  5. SignPainterGuy on April 8th, 2011 12:07 am

    I`m immediately suspicious when I hear, "votes were found" ! Yes, it`s good that the republican won this time, and the problem was an "honest" error…..

    Who doubts that the "found" votes were fraudulant that put Al Frankin over the top ? How `bout the stories of vote-counts that actually exceed the number of voters who voted ? Or more votes cast than registered voters ? And how it`s generally the d`s who win with these suspicious counts ?

    I`m just glad our side won for a change and I really do hope it holds and no boxes of votes suddenly jump out of an election commissioner`s car trunk !

  6. SignPainterGuy on April 8th, 2011 12:08 am

    Delicious schadenfreude !

  7. OK_Loyalist on April 8th, 2011 12:18 am

    Or Jimmy Hoffa's corpse for that matter ;)

  8. Glenn Jensen on April 8th, 2011 3:26 am

    Yea… whatever – BushCo FL… 2000. Cheatin is Cheatin… and Wisconsin is just typical of the grift from the right.

  9. OK_Loyalist on April 8th, 2011 3:34 am

    Why did Al feel it was necessary to do that anyway ?

  10. SignPainterGuy on April 8th, 2011 3:37 am

    How many times must Bushes victories in 2000 an`04 be proven to you before you quit re-posting the same "Bush cheated" lies ?

    The NY Times and the WaPost sent their own people after both elections to the districts in FL that had issues (dem controlled districts, BTW), and they found that not only did Bush win fairly AND that the FL AG did her job properly, but he actually won by greater margins than officially tallied and reported ! Those newspapers aren`t known to be "right-leaning" you know ! GIVE IT UP !!

    I`m not "calling" you a liar, I`m recognizing the lie you told !!

  11. Fuzzlenutter on April 8th, 2011 9:17 am

    SignPainterGuy,

    Save your breath. Liberal, brain-dead pebbleheads like Glenn here will never, EVER recognize truth if it ain't "their" truth…

  12. Doug on April 8th, 2011 10:08 am

    Ha! Love it.

  13. Marshall_Will on April 8th, 2011 11:53 am

    "As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 38,649 people, 13,891 households, and 11,223 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,421.1 people per square mile (548.6/km²). There are 14,208 housing units at an average density of 522.4/sq mi (201.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 94.20 percent White, 3.83 percent Asian, 0.83 percent Black or African American, 0.09 percent Native American, 0.02 percent Pacific Islander, 0.23 percent from other races, and 0.81 percent from two or more races. 1.17 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race." ( Wiki )

    So… basically every reg. voter went Republican. WELL! How odd that check would get lost in the mail? Must say, as a cold-call broker, "lead cards" from Brookfield were like GOLD! Many of the residents own small ( but highly lucrative ) job shops that vendor to Briggs & Stratton, Manitowac Crane, Evinrude, Mercruiser etc. They LOVE giving $'s away to driftwood PEU's! Not.

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