"I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them." --Adlai Stevenson, Politician
Now if the 14000 votes hadn't turned up, an investigation by Prosser should have been in order because of such a low turn out.
Kloppenburg adds 24 votes in Vernon County canvassing
VIROQUA -- JoAnne Kloppenburg's vote total increased by 24 after completion of Vernon County's official canvass of votes from the spring general election, Thursday.
Vernon County Clerk Ron Hoff said that a number was been written down incorrectly on a tally sheet on election night, Tuesday, April 5. The canvass showed Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice candidate Kloppenburg picked up 24 votes in Vernon County. Of those, 23 came from an incorrect tally mark and one came from an absentee ballot from overseas.
Kloppenburg defeated incumbent Justice David Prosser Jr., 4,331-3,578 in Vernon County.
Statewide, out of about 1.5 million votes cast, Kloppenburg held a margin of 204 votes before canvassing began, Thursday.
Hoff is a Republican from Coon Valley.
Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.
I hate all the unanswered questions that surround so many of the coincidences that always seem to be pivotal to the course of recent history.
Too many turning points in recent history revolve around some suspiciously convenient coincidence. And far too often my suspicions are never even addressed, much less put to rest. And I'm way more reasonable in this regard, than most.
Because I assume that if there is anything that might be gained by lying about an issue, then someone might be lying about it. ALL situations, all the time.
But that's just me.
Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion
Mertex is spot on with her reasoning on this. Given the history of the clerk involved, (thank to Whatif for the Maddow info) she should have been nowhere near any position of trust or authority. But because she was, this result will be tainted forever and under a dark cloud of suspicion from this point forward.
Last edited by haymarket; 04-09-11 at 03:07 PM.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
I am squashing the conspiracy theorists now.
Here is the document that Brookfield posted election night. As can be seen, it contains the numbers that were found by Waukesha County. It is CLEARLY a clerical error. Think about it, if the ~14000 votes found are taken away, that leaves Brookfield with ZERO votes. Is that really a possibility? Does anyone really believe no one voted in Brookfield?
“We went over everything and made sure all the numbers jived up and they did…everything we went over yesterday afternoon and today, all those numbers jived up and we’re satisfied that it’s correct. And I’m with the Democratic Party, Vice Chair of Waukesha County, so I’m not going to stand here and tell you something that’s not true.”
The Democrat Party of Waukesha verified the results and the Kloppenburg campaign is currently in Waukesha to do the same.
Live video feed of the Kloppenburg campaign witnessing the canvassing: melchert on USTREAM: .
mini video player - JSOnline
There is no conspiracy here.
I am glad the election turned out the way it did. When the votes are certified, this needs to be over. Recounts will only politicize the Court even more, and stopping that is more important than anything else now. The Court has been politicized too far already, I only hope we can repair that damage. Shame on everyone who turned our courts into politics. Prosser is the new SC Justice of Wisconsin. Finalize it.
"Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the Democrats believe every day is April 15." -Ronald Reagan
Since the fact of Franken's magical voting growing apparatus are part of the recent public record, it's certain you won't have that much difficulty finding it.
Yawn.Funny Business in Minnesota Under Minnesota law, election officials are required to make a duplicate ballot if the original is damaged during Election Night counting. Officials are supposed to mark these as "duplicate" and segregate the original ballots. But it appears some officials may have failed to mark ballots as duplicates, which are now being counted in addition to the originals. This helps explain why more than 25 precincts now have more ballots than voters who signed in to vote. By some estimates this double counting has yielded Mr. Franken an additional 80 to 100 votes.
Okay, Mayor Snorkum (yawns) again to make letters.