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Wis. Top Court Race in Dead Heat

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Posted on Apr 6, 2011
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JoAnne Kloppenburg is seeking to unseat a controversial Republican, Justice David Prosser of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Any significant political activity that takes place within the borders of Wisconsin these days is bound to take on a certain intense charge, given Gov. Scott Walker’s recent machinations, and the current battle over a state Supreme Court seat is no exception.  —KA

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A normally humdrum Wisconsin judicial race that turned into a referendum on Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s battle with public-employee unions remained virtually deadlocked Wednesday, with Democratic challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg ahead by little over 200 votes in an unofficial count of all precincts.

The Associated Press, which tracks the county-by-county returns, said it was rechecking to ensure its numbers matched those reported by local clerks. It has not called the race between Kloppenburg, an assistant attorney general, and Justice David Prosser, a Republican.

Political observers said the final margin will be so slim that a recount — the first statewide recount in two decades — is inevitable.

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By samosamo, April 10, 2011 at 1:53 pm Link to this comment

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By rico, suave, April 10 at 2:34 pm Link to this comment
Well samo, I don’t think the people who give a new president the
“briefing” also tell him what to do, “or else”
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Right, otherwise there would be someone following the new
president around all the time and whispering in his ear before he
talked.

And your ‘briefing’ is comparable to what the M$M ‘reporters’ are
told, to act around certain parameters and follow daily
directives, notable, fux news. Though it seems some of that
could be being ignored, msnbc in part is one.

What might be interesting is if o, on his on initiative, called all
the troops home. That might create some reaction but I see o as
being too well heeled to act that brazenly.

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By rico, suave, April 10, 2011 at 10:34 am Link to this comment

Well samo, I don’t think the people who give a new president the “briefing” also tell him what to do, “or else”. I really believe that, once he hears the no-shit inside info, he comes around to making common sense decisions based on that info. We aren’t privy to it, so sometimes what president, especially liberal, pie in the sky, promise the moon presidents do makes no sense or seems like betrayal.

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By samosamo, April 9, 2011 at 11:59 pm Link to this comment

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I didn’t think you would use the link, but it does describe what I
think of o and his presidency which should make you proud of
the ‘crafty’(he thinks) fool. I know if o doesn’t do as he is told the
consequences would most likely be severe, the worse being joe
biden becoming president.

But I do like my allegorical ‘pitchforks’ better which are the
weapons that get the job done.

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By rico, suave, April 9, 2011 at 10:46 pm Link to this comment

samo:

Re your WTFHODSF link, which I didn’t click: If I believe in any conspiracy theory, it’s the one that maintains that the very first thing a new president does after his swearing in is go to the “this-is-no-shit briefing” where he gets the lowdown on how the world really works. Even Obama couldn’t refuse to hear and deal with the content of that briefing. That’s why we’re still in Iraq and AfPak, and why Gitmo is still open, and why we’re bombing Libya, etc, etc. I don’t know why, you don’t know why, but Obama does. Some other blog here on truthdig enjoins the masses to get the pitchforks. Pathetic. Pitchforks will be met with crossbows, which will be met with longbows, which will be met with blunderbusses, which will be met with muskets and cannon, and on and on up the violence food chain.

The world works the way the world works. You can piss into the wind, or turn 180 degrees and avoid getting wet. Deal with it.

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By samosamo, April 9, 2011 at 4:53 pm Link to this comment

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Try this one also. It is a question I ask myself even when I
know what he has done:

http://whatthefuckhasobamadonesofar.com/

Once again you may have been there.

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By samosamo, April 9, 2011 at 4:50 pm Link to this comment

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Thanks for the troll compliment rico. And I really don’t even try.

This is almost 2 hrs long and you may have seen it but I am in
agreement with it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=AzULm4d8h8w&feature=youtu.be

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By rico, suave, April 9, 2011 at 1:04 pm Link to this comment

samo:

“Hopefully someone will get recount or maybe
run the election again ” and, “...about this election and other ‘numerous’ violations this election
needs to be tossed and done again.”

You said it twice in the same post.

“Since your preference is well established and you really don’t know mine thinking me liberal progressive…”

Is my preference well established? What is it on this issue? And, aren’t you a liberal progressive? If not, you’re a worse troll than I am.

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By samosamo, April 8, 2011 at 6:38 pm Link to this comment

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rico as you find it a rare thing to agree with me, so I find it rather
easy to disagree with you more often than not. Since your
preference is well established and you really don’t know mine
thinking me liberal progressive or some such rigamarole, I do
want verified and untainted elections which you seem to not
really care for as expected when ‘your side wins’ such as 2000
and 2004 appointment and election and now this. Really adds
credence that democracy of this republic is on life support.

Now there are organizations who track these elections, and
going out on a limb, I would assume you are aware of, and are
diligent as can be about sniffing out voter fraud where it can be
found. If sufficient, then at the least a recount, unfettered and
transparent and complete, plenty of sunshine.

This is from such a site and objections are there. Whether the
powers that be will allow investigations and a much needed
recount is needed, it is yet to be seen but it is debatable
considering the stinking air of politiics these day. I still add that
if it is still so undecipherable about what happened, a new
elections should happen.

http://www.bbvforums.org/forums/messages/176/81612.html?
1302297687

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By Maani, April 8, 2011 at 3:10 pm Link to this comment

Rico:

I’ll tell you what.  You provide a SINGLE article that suggests that the Dems have attempted to pull anything of this type, and I will match it with TEN articles suggesting - or proving - that Republicans did.  Go for it.

Peace.

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By rico, suave, April 8, 2011 at 1:23 pm Link to this comment

maani, samo:

That’s right. Run the election again and again until the Dem wins. It’s the only just thing to do. Surely, sooner or later some Dem county clerk will “find” the votes needed to put Kloppenburg over the top.

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By samosamo, April 8, 2011 at 12:36 am Link to this comment

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maani,

So sad and true. Hopefully someone will get recount or maybe
run the election again but by all means investigate this crook,
Kathy Nickolaus for sure. And once again, why am I not
surprised about what republicans will do. 

Think I’ll go research this nickolaus woman. She reminds me of
ohio’s sec of state blackwell and his shenanigans in 2004.

I googled ‘kathy nickolaus’. According to this:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/04/07/964573/-No-
Evidence-of-Fraud,-but

about this election and other ‘numerous’ violations this election
needs to be tossed and done again. One would hope that will
happen but it will most likely take a protest much more
extensive than the revolt against gov. walker.
Thanks.

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By Maani, April 8, 2011 at 12:13 am Link to this comment

samosamo:

It’s worse than you think!  The election official who “found” the votes?

“The Waukesha County clerk, Kathy Nickolaus, said she had failed on election night to save votes from Brookfield in her computer, according to The Associated Press. The result: 10,859 more votes for Justice Prosser, who won strong support from Republicans, and 3,456 more for Ms. Kloppenburg, an assistant state attorney general. According to The A.P., Ms. Nickolaus was granted immunity in 2002 in a criminal investigation into illegal acts by members of the Republican Caucus in the State Assembly, where she had worked as a data analyst and computer specialist.”

!!!!

Seems the Repugs can’t win elections honestly, so they are going to blatantly, shamelessly, fraudulently STEAL them.  The question is: how many will see this for what it blatantly is - and will there be outrage?!

If not, this does not bode well for the already broken election process in this country.  Maybe WE need election monitors!!

Peace.

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By samosamo, April 7, 2011 at 11:56 pm Link to this comment

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Not no more. Some election official ‘found’ an error that gave the
justice running, nichols, 7582 votes. Hows that for slamming the
door in the opposition? Not heard if there will still be a recount.

Well, that is just the beginning, 2010 I feel will really be a mess
of fraud.

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By Ray Duray, April 6, 2011 at 7:19 pm Link to this comment

Good news for us old New Lefties. Paul Soglin is returning to the Mayor’s Office in Madison! Hurrah!

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By Maani, April 6, 2011 at 6:05 pm Link to this comment

Actually, as of 6pm NY time, with all votes counted, Kloppenburg had won by a touch over 200 votes.  Apparently, a recount is unlikely to change anything.

Brava!

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