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    Re: Should Kloppenburg demand a recount?

    When I thought Kloppenburg was going to win by a small margin I thought there should be a recount. However, this margin is wider than I thought would be the case, either way. I am not sure about it. I guess I don't have on opinion other than that I think Kloppenburg should decide, just as the law allows for.
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    Re: Should Kloppenburg demand a recount?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    They supposedly found an "error in counting" in one county that resulted in an additional 7500 votes in favor of the incumbent.
    Oh. Well that sheds a bit more light on the subject. Perhaps there were other errors of that magnitude. Kloppenburg should ask for a recount.
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    Re: Should Kloppenburg demand a recount?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    They supposedly found an "error in counting" in one county that resulted in an additional 7500 votes in favor of the incumbent.
    I note you use the word "supposedly"...

    But yes, that does jive somewhat with what I recall now...

    I also recall hearing that the supposed error was not actually such...or am I mistaken?
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    Re: Should Kloppenburg demand a recount?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    I note you use the word "supposedly"...

    But yes, that does jive somewhat with what I recall now...

    I also recall hearing that the supposed error was not actually such...or am I mistaken?
    I'd be lying if I said I knew anything else about it, to be honest. It just seemed convenient that 7500 votes somehow got missed. I also heard something about the election official being a little shady...something about record-setting voter turn-out after her being selected for the position.
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    Re: Should Kloppenburg demand a recount?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I'd be lying if I said I knew anything else about it, to be honest. It just seemed convenient that 7500 votes somehow got missed. I also heard something about the election official being a little shady...something about record-setting voter turn-out after her being selected for the position.
    Well I did a google search on Kloppenburg...

    Came up with an article from April 6, 2011, 4:13PM about her declaring victory, based on an AP count of 100% of the polls, with a margin of victory being 204 votes.
    Kloppenburg Declares Victory In Wisconsin Supreme Court Race | TPMDC

    Also came up with an article from 04/15/11 @06:24 PM ET that has Prosser winning by a margin of 7,316 votes.
    David Prosser Projected Winner, JoAnne Kloppenburg Defeated In Wisconsin Supreme Court Election



    Unsure how accurate those articles are, but apparently some 7,520 votes for Prosser showed up in that 9-day period - perhaps whatever mix-up led to that is what I heard about...

    Edit: Ahh, I haz found more infos on teh interwebz.

    A collection of stories on the matter:
    http://billionaires.forbes.com/article/07h1aZMd5S8Hw

    Of which, these two were interesting (and all I had time to read atm):

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/vid...new_votes.html
    http://blogs.forbes.com/rickungar/20...paign=20110413
    Last edited by The Mark; 04-15-11 at 11:51 PM.
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