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  • Barber wants more votes counted in Arizona 2nd CD

    11/19/2014 8:44:03 AM PST · by SandRat · 45 replies
    Ssierra Vista Herald ^ | HERALD/REVIEW
    PHOENIX — The Pima County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday rejected a request from Democratic Rep. Ron Barber to delay certifying election results as he challenges the reasons ballots that could shrink Republican challenger Martha McSally’s slim vote lead weren’t counted. Kevin Hamilton, a lawyer representing Barber’s campaign, said in a letter to the board that there are more than 130 rejected ballots that should have been counted. Barber’s campaign has collected affidavits from voters who said they were qualified to cast a ballot but had their ballots rejected. “As a result, if the board certifies the canvass without correcting...
  • Maine to hold recounts for three Senate races

    11/09/2014 2:30:47 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 13 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 9th 2014 | Associated Press
    Maine officials will conduct recounts in three races for the state Senate. In District 11, Democrat Jonathan Fulford challenged the outcome in his campaign against Senate Republican Leader Michael Thibodeau. Unofficial results show Thibodeau winning by 115 votes. A recount will also be done for District 21, where unofficial results show Democrat Nathan Libby defeating Republican Patricia Gagne by 64 votes. The third race is in District 25, where Democrat Catherine Breen beat Republican Cathleen Manchester by seven votes. If the results remain the same, Republicans will control the Senate with 20 members, compared with 15 Democrats.
  • Fox and CNN Call New Hampshire for Shaheen - She leads by .4% with 72% reporting...

    11/04/2014 7:58:14 PM PST · by Positive · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/4/2014 | Self
    Must admit that on the Politico map it looks like most of the unreported votes are in counties led by Shaheen but no one knows who the remaining voters will vote for. I hope that the networks have been over anxious to "project" to beat the other guy.
  • 6th District Congress: 1,259 absentee ballots remain outstanding in deadlocked race (WI)

    08/16/2014 5:49:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 8-16-14 | Kyle Maichle
    FOND DU LAC – 1,259 absentee ballots remain outstanding according to election officials in the 6th Congressional District. Wisconsin Election Watch obtained outstanding absentee ballot data from clerks via their website or on the telephone on Thursday. The Sheboygan Press initially reported on Wednesday that there 1,500 absentee ballots outstanding. The following is an actual count of the outstanding absentee ballots: County Number of Outstanding Absentee Ballots Columbia 68 Dodge 76 Fond du Lac 113 Green Lake 17 Manitowoc 82 Marquette 8 Milwaukee 15 Ozaukee 397 Sheboygan 205 Waushara 10 Winnebago 268 Sources: County Clerks in Columbia, Dodge, Fond du...
  • Missouri GOP head defends Tea Party candidate in divisive Mississippi senate race

    07/09/2014 2:31:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | July 9, 2014 | By Kevin McDermott
    In an unusual move that is getting some national political buzz, the chairman of the Missouri Republican Party is asking the national GOP to investigate campaign ads and robocalls that attacked Mississippi Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel in his failed attempt to unseat U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss. Missouri Republican Party Chairman Ed Martin has requested that Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus appoint a task to investigate the “racially divisive” ads and robocalls that alleged McDaniel had racist ties.
  • MSNBC Suspects Voter Fraud When Kids Make Rush ‘Author of the Year,’ Sharpton Wants to Check IDs

    05/16/2014 8:23:24 AM PDT · by Baynative · 39 replies
    ijreview ^ | 5/15/14 | Michael Hausam
    Liberals across America are up in arms about Rush Limbaugh being awarded “Author of the Year” by the Children’s Book Council after the group held an online vote premised on it being restricted to kids. Interestingly, several leftists of MSNBC’s ilk attempted to get the book banned from the election process, knowing that the hot-selling children’s book was a candidate to win the title. Reverend Al and his panel of unremorseful left-wing zealots splashed as much haterade as possible, spewing as much denial and contempt as they could on Rush winning the award.
  • Recount turns control of Va. Senate to Democrats

    01/28/2014 10:08:07 AM PST · by LonelyCon · 57 replies
    WTOP ^ | 1/27/2014 | Max Smith
    Democrats will take control of the Virginia Senate now that a recount in Hampton Roads has found Lynwood Lewis the winner of a special election. Lewis, who until now has served in the House of Delegates, beat Republican Wayne Coleman by 11 votes out of 23,000 votes cast. The State Board of Elections says the final totals are 10,203 votes for Lewis to 10,192 votes for Coleman in the district that covers Accomack, Mathews and Northampton counties and the cities of Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Coleman has called Lewis to concede the race. Lewis had been initially declared the winner...
  • Virginia attorney general race: Herring (Dem) takes lead, with a recount appearing likely

    11/12/2013 6:08:07 AM PST · by Qbert · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/11/2013 | Antonio Olivo and Laura Vozzella
    Democratic state Sen. Mark R. Herring took the lead in the extraordinarily tight Virginia attorney general race Monday evening, after he picked up more than 100 previously uncounted votes in Richmond. Herring had started the day trailing his Republican opponent, state Sen. Mark D. Obenshain (Harrisonburg), by a mere 17 votes out of 2.2 million cast. But as jurisdictions across the state continued to scrub their vote counts, the State Board of Elections showed Herring with a 117-vote lead late Monday. Lawyers from both parties have descended on elections offices in Fairfax County and Richmond. Meanwhile, the campaigns said they were...
  • They have Subtracted 1,000 votes from Obenshain, he is now behind

    I've been following it all day watching is lead grow then in the last hour they SUBTRACTED 1,000 votes! He was overs 1,101,000, now he is under and behind
  • True the Vote Files Lawsuit Against Supervisor of Elections Over Mishandling of Allen West Recount

    02/04/2013 7:26:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Voter integrity group True the Vote (TTV) filed a federal lawsuit Monday against St. Lucie County Florida Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker for failing to uphold election law and for failing to enforce record inspection rights under the National Voter Registration Act and the Florida Constitution. The lawsuit has been filed in light of the gross mishandling of the recount between Rep. Allen West and now Rep. Patrick Murphy by St. Lucie County election officials. "True the Vote's lawsuit will provide information kept from the public. It will allow for a public debate on exactly what happened, why it happened,...
  • West Fights On Amid Vote-Recount Mayhem

    11/19/2012 11:42:04 AM PST · by lbryce · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | November 19, 2012 | John Fund
    The characters in the latest example of South Florida’s dysfunctional election system — recall the Bush v. Gore debacle in 2000 — are worthy of a Carl Hiaasen potboiler. Congressman Allen West, an outspoken tea-party favorite whose district was pushed into largely new territory by redistricting, is claiming that massive voter irregularities are robbing him of his seat. Democrat Patrick Murphy, who leads West by some 2,000 votes, is trying to stop a full recount of controversial early ballots cast in St. Lucie County. His current victory margin is just large enough to avoid triggering an automatic recall of all...
  • Video: ‘Count the votes’ chant erupts at Allen West recount

    11/18/2012 5:15:50 PM PST · by SmileRight · 7 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 11/18/2012 | Michele Kirk
    When the crowd of Allen West supporters heard the news that Patrick Murphy had declared victory in his battle for Congressional District 18 with West, they weren’t very happy. The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board missed the noon deadline to recount all the early votes in the race...
  • Allen West Recount Update: 7 Registered Voters And 900 Ballots Cast Voter Fraud Alert!!!

    11/18/2012 4:05:03 PM PST · by lowbridge · 103 replies
    http://www.theminorityreportblog.com ^ | november 18, 2012 | steve foley
    West’s campaign, though, is calling for an emergency hearing over “concerns” raised during the recount process, including results showing that 900 votes were cast in precinct 93, where there are only seven voters registered. “As usual, Murphy’s people are full of garbage,” West campaign manager Tim Edson told the Post. “This is something the secretary of state and governor will have to sort out.”
  • Allen West Camp to Contest ‘Suspect Result’ on 'Behalf of all Voters in District 18’

    11/18/2012 2:31:09 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 58 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 11-18-2012 | Jim Turner
    November 18, 2012 Allen West Camp to Contest ‘Suspect Result’ on 'Behalf of all Voters in District 18’ By: JIM TURNER As St. Lucie County has reportedly missed the noon Sunday deadline to certify new numbers after a weekend recount of the first five days of early voting, the campaign manager for U.S. Rep. Allen West says more questions have arisen about how the election was conducted. “Today’s actions cast an even greater cloud of suspicion over the results of St. Lucie County than existed before,” Tim Edson, the campaign manager for the Palm Beach Gardens Republican, stated in a...
  • ALLEN WEST RECOUNT - Counting has STOPPED for the night. Not completed. To resume tomorrow morning.

    11/17/2012 8:04:49 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 29 replies
    FACEBOOK ^ | 11/17/12 | Allen West Republic
    Per FACEBOOK, the latest on the Allen West recount. For not stated reason, the recount is now shutting down for the night and set to begin tomorrow at 8 am. The recount deadline is tomorrow at noon. If anyone has any updates, please post them here.
  • Judge refuses to halt early vote recount in St. Lucie County

    11/17/2012 1:59:26 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 62 replies
    TCPalm ^ | 11/17/2012 | James Kirley
    FORT PIERCE — Circuit Court Judge Larry Schack has denied a motion by Democrat Patrick Murphy to halt the recount of early votes in St. Lucie County. About 4:15 p.m., the judge made his ruling, saying if Murphy loses because of the recount, he still can contest the results of the election. Meanwhile, workers in the Supervisor of Elections office on Okeechobee Road continued recounting the early votes for the tight District 18 congressional race. Early Saturday morning, the Murphy campaign team announced they had filed an preliminary injunction to halt the recount, saying it was not legal. Schack began...
  • Video: Crowds gather in front of courthouse for Allen West hearing

    11/16/2012 11:48:14 AM PST · by SmileRight · 15 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 11/16/2012 | Michele Kirk
    Crowds began to emerge around 11 a.m. in front of the St. Lucie County courthouse to express support for Congressman Allen West’s call for a complete recount in the Congressional District 18 race. The West team has been putting together a legal argument to persuade St. Lucie County Circuit Judge Dan Vaughn to order county Elections Supervisor Gertrude Walker to recount all early voting ballots. Walker has admitted to problems with the ballots,...
  • Recount early votes in Patrick Murphy-Allen West race

    11/16/2012 5:57:31 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 62 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | November 16, 2012 | Andrew Marra
    “I’m not perfect,” St. Lucie County Elections Supervisor Gertrude Walker said Tuesday. “Neither is my staff.” Given the events of the past week, it’s hard to disagree. Because of her office’s flawed handling of last week’s election, uncertainty hangs needlessly over Patrick Murphy’s stunning defeat of Rep. Allen West. Ms. Walker was stating the obvious when she admitted fallibility at a news conference, as reported by TCPalm.com. But when you’re overseeing a congressional election whose margin of victory is less than 1 percent, there isn’t much room for error.
  • Al Sharpton supports local Mayor recount but against Allen West

    11/14/2012 3:13:22 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 11-14-2012 | The Right Scoop
    Hypocrite and Democrat hack Al Sharpton cites the fact that Murphy’s lead over West is “way outside the margin to justify a recount” and therefore he is against a recount in a race that is “unworthy of a recount”. But West is only .08 percentage points away from having a mandatory recount. That’s not even 1 percentage point and isn’t “way outside the margin”. But in a local mayoral race where the votes are within .05 points thus forcing a mandatory recount, Sharpton makes clear he supports that recount. Oh I should note that after the early votes were recounted,...
  • Video: Angry crowd reacts to ‘misleading recount’ in Allen West race

    11/11/2012 3:59:23 PM PST · by SmileRight · 93 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 11/11/2012 | Michele Kirk
    Allen West supporters expressed shock in Fort Pierce on Sunday, but not because the finally tally in St. Lucie County’s Congressional District 18 race showed West gaining 201 more votes — but because it was only based on a “cherry picked” partial recount and the supervisor refused to explain why. Despite the persistent questions over fairness and accuracy, county attorneys, the county canvassing board and Elections Supervisor Gertrude Walker refused to answer questions from the campaigns or the press throughout the entire exercise. When the machine count was finished, elections officials announced the total and immediately had a sheriff’s deputy...
  • VOLUNTEER OBSERVERS WILL BE NEEDED THIS WEDNESDAY IN ST LUCIE - ALLEN WEST BALLOT COUNT

    11/10/2012 11:57:05 AM PST · by Fred · 12 replies
    Allen West Republic FB Page ^ | 110912 | Allen West Republic
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  • BREAKING: Allen West WINNING Fla-18 Recount by 195 Votes!

    11/10/2012 5:35:45 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 92 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    BOOTS ON THE GROUND UPDATE FROM THE ALLEN WEST ELECTION COUNT via Gary Angelo Galiano:  'We win by 195' This should mean that there will be a FINAL RECOUNT in Tallahassee of ALL the votes in this election!!  They will now go thru ALL the ballots and make this official. This could take a week or two. THANKS goes out to the TEA Party patriots of South Florida who did some really incredible work... FB/Allen West Republic
  • Ballot tally wears on, as court hearing is reset for Friday on West demand for recount

    11/08/2012 4:15:54 PM PST · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Updated: 6:43 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 | Christine Stapleton
    Supporters of Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West — from motorcycle club members to retirees — turned out in force at the Supervisor of Elections warehouse in Riviera Beach Thursday to observe the extended counting and copying of problematic ballots in a nationally watched race in which Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy held a narrow lead. West, whose status as an outspoken conservative and frequent cable TV guest has drawn him legions of admirers and critics nationwide, wants ballots and voting machines impounded for a possible recount even though Murphy’s lead of about 0.66 percent is larger than the 0.5 percent margin...
  • Experts fear close US race could lead to votes recount, EU delay

    11/02/2012 1:09:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 02 November 2012 | Daniela Vincenti in Washington
    With President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney continuing to run neck-and-neck in the US presidential race, analysts in Washington are seriously considering whether a recount on 7 November will be necessary. The consequence could be far-reaching for Europe, which is waiting until the US vote to take a decision on debt-laden Greece.Five days before Americans go to vote, the latest Washington Post–ABC News poll showed the two candidates within decimal points of each other nationally and across the battleground states (49% for Obama, 48% Romney). And the likelihood of a recount can now no longer be excluded, experts...
  • Ohio Voting Count 'Nightmare' Looms (Worth Re-posting - 250,000 possible provisionals in Ohio?)

    11/02/2012 6:24:06 AM PDT · by HannibalHamlinJr · 9 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 01 Nov 2012 01:07 PM | David A. Patten and Jim Meyers
    Discussion and some disagreement came up on another thread, worth reposting for those who haven't read or, like me, needed a firm refresher of numbers ... note: quotes and data are from former Sec State Ohio, Kenneth Blackwell, and current Sec State Ohio, Jon Husted. Therefore, I wouldn't call this mere speculation.snip/quote from article ...“I would just say that this is a potential nightmare-in-waiting,” says Blackwell. Blackwell believes that could result in an unprecedented number of provisional ballots being filed – some 250,000 or more. Such a large number of ballots being held, presumably under armed guard, for 10 days...
  • Will We See a Florida Recount Rematch in Ohio? (If election is close, real winners will be lawyers)

    10/16/2012 7:03:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/16/2012 | Paula Bolyard
    Could we see a repeat of the 2000 Florida recount mayhem in Ohio this year? Unfortunately, the stage is being set in such a way that a close election could be settled by lawyers and judges. Despite the efforts of Republicans to standardize the elections process, several issues remain unresolved, which could cause serious problems on Election Day and in the aftermath if the election is close enough for a recount.One major pending issue is that the question of weekend voting for both military and non-military voters remains unresolved less than a month before Election Day. Last week, the...
  • Judge Orders New Democratic Primary Election In Deadlocked 5th House District

    09/20/2012 11:43:54 AM PDT · by verum ago · 11 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | 19 September 2012 | Steven Goode
    A Superior Court judge has ordered a new election on Oct. 2 in the deadlocked Democratic primary for the 5th General Assembly District. Judge A. Susan Peck scheduled the new vote after an uncounted absentee ballot with the potential to decide the race was opened in court Wednesday afternoon — and was found to be cast for the third candidate in the race. The absentee ballot was in an envelope marked "deceased," but election officials found out Tuesday that it was cast by an elderly Windsor woman who is alive and living in a local nursing home. The uncounted ballot,...
  • Wanggaard could raise unlimited funds if he sues

    07/10/2012 5:04:39 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    JS ONLINE ^ | 7-10-12 | Alison Bauter
    Madison - Racine Republican Sen. Van Wanggaard can continue raising unlimited campaign funds if he chooses to seek a lawsuit challenging his loss in the June 5 recall, the state Government Accountability Board said Monday. Wanggaard told WTMJ-AM (620) radio host Charlie Sykes on Monday that challenging the results would cost between $100,000 and $200,000. That money would come from the senator's campaign fund, according to accountability board staff counsel Michael Haas. A quirk in election law that allows elected officials to raise unlimited funds in the event of a recount would still be in place should Wanggaard seek a...
  • Recount affirms Lehman's win in Senate recall race (WI)

    07/03/2012 3:47:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    JS ONLINE ^ | 7-3-12 | Alison Bauter
    Madison - As Democrats celebrate a recount that reaffirmed state Senate candidate John Lehman's recall victory Monday, the campaign for Republican Sen. Van Wanggaard is considering a court challenge. Republicans hold a 17-16 majority in the Senate, but the Racine County victory will put control in Democrats' hands once Lehman is sworn in. A legal challenge would be unlikely to change the results, but would delay the transfer of power until the court rules. The Wanggaard campaign initially called for the recount after Democratic challenger Lehman netted an 834-vote victory in the 21st Senate District's June 5 recall election. Monday's...
  • Racine Senate recount could wind up in court

    06/27/2012 12:56:10 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    JS ONLINE ^ | 6-27-12 | Alison Bauter
    Madison - The odds of Racine's recall recount winding up in court increased Tuesday, as Republican Sen. Van Wanggaard's campaign said it may challenge canvassers' decision to accept ballots from voters who did not sign the poll book. The recount is in its second week after Wanggaard's campaign requested canvassers review an 834-vote victory that favored Democratic challenger John Lehman in the June 5 recall. Republicans' latest contention of voting irregularities in Racine targets election workers who failed to ask voters to sign poll books as required by state law. The Wanggaard campaign also disputes the Government Accountability Board's recommendation...
  • Anti-Israel Candidate Demands Recount after Huge Loss

    06/27/2012 4:54:32 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/6/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    New York City councilman Charles Barron, who has called Israel a “terrorist state,” was clobbered in his bid for a Congressional seat but blamed the media and demanded a recount. Barron lost out to state Assemblyman Hakeen Jeffries in the race to succeed retiring 24-year incumbent Congressman Edolphus Towns. The redrawn district is highly Democratic and Jeffries can expect to coast to a victory in the November elections against the Republican party nominee. Jeffries won the primaries Tuesday night by a whopping 72-28 percent margin. Democratic party leaders went all out to prevent an upset victory by Barron, which would...
  • Democrats appear to take Senate with narrow Lehman win (Wisconsin State Senate)

    06/06/2012 4:15:57 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 26 replies
    JSOnline ^ | 6/6/12 | Lee Bergquist
    Democrats appeared to have assumed control of the state Senate with results posted early Wednesday showing former Sen. John Lehman (D-Racine) defeating incumbent Van Wanggaard in a tight race. Republicans held on to three other state Senate seats in Tuesday's recall voting. Democratic challengers lost recalls bids against Sens. Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) and Terry Moulton (R-Chippewa Falls.). Rep. Jerry Petrowski (R-Stettin) was elected to fill the vacancy left by Sen. Pam Galloway (R-Wausau), who resigned earlier this year after opponents gathered enough signatures to initiate a recall election. All eyes Wednesday will be on the 21st District. Results posted early...
  • Gov. Chris Gregoire to announce plans at 10 a.m. ((Gregoire-Cheater,WA) NOT RUNNING FOR REELECTION!)

    06/13/2011 8:50:35 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 35 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 13 JUN 11 | ap
    Gov. Chris Gregoire has called a 10 a.m. Monday news conference in Olympia to announce her future plans. The Democrat is expected to say whether she'll seek a third term. Congressman Jay Inslee says he'll run for governor if Gregoire does not.
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Election Recount – Day 21 (all but done)

    05/19/2011 1:14:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/19/2011 | Steve Eggleston
    As I type, Waukesha County is working on the process of certifying its results after finishing the physical recount about 2 pm yesterday. With unofficial numbers from all of Waukesha County except the city of Muskego, most of the city of Waukesha, and most of the village of Summit (the last was reported to the Government Accountability Board but was still under review as of this morning) available from the GAB as of this morning, and certified numbers from the other 71 counties, 3,545 of Wisconsin’s 3,602 reporting units have been reported and at minimum reviewed by the Government Accountability...
  • Joanne Kloppenburg: Why recounts are a vital part of election process

    05/17/2011 12:19:57 PM PDT · by Jean S · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 5/16/11 | Joanne Kloppenburg
    The Journal Sentinel Editorial Board is entitled to its own opinions but it is not entitled to its own facts. The board's speculation about my motives regarding the recount of the vote in the Supreme Court election is inaccurate. I appreciate this opportunity to set the record straight. The recount process in Wisconsin is unfolding as prescribed by Wisconsin law. Votes are recounted in all 72 counties, and an official record is made of that process. When the Editorial Board says the recount is a "mere preamble to the court challenge," it is wrong on the facts and wrong to...
  • Will Wisconsin Democrats/union thugs "victory" over 18 nuns turn pyrrhic in November?

    05/16/2011 1:32:56 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 31 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/16/2011 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    <p>Supreme Court election drags on the Democrat/union coalition representing loser JoAnne Kloppenburg has sunk to a new low even for them.</p> <p>The wild eyed socialists engineered the disenfranchisement of 18 Roman Catholic nuns by seeing to the rejection of their absentee ballots.</p>
  • Give up and Go Away . . . Even Milwaukee’s Paper Agrees(Supreme Court Recount)

    05/12/2011 1:44:09 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 5-11-2011 | Gary Marx
    Bench Memos NROÂ’s home for judicial news and analysis. Give up and Go Away . . . Even MilwaukeeÂ’s Paper Agrees By Gary Marx May 12, 2011 The Wisconsin Supreme Court recount is about to wrap up, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board has a special message for Kloppenburg: Give up and go away. So was it worth it? Probably not. As it appeared from the beginning, it appears even more so now that nothing will change in the election for state Supreme Court. . . . Kloppenburg had every right to request the recount, but given the cost...
  • Kloppenburg's Latest Solicitation

    05/10/2011 6:00:18 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 16 replies
    David Prosser Facebook Page ^ | Monday, May 9, 2011
    Curious if they are going to continue, with the entire state minus Waukesha now recounted? Wonder what the reason for continuing is? The answers are "yes" they'll continue and an "unnamed Prosser volunteer" as the cause for continuing. Please read on: ----- Dear Friends, As of the end of the day tomorrow, Waukesha County is expected to be the only County that has not completed the recount. The recount has uncovered significant issues in ballot security, especially in Waukesha but elsewhere as well: bags of ballots unsealed, a pile of ballots in a clerk's office, ballot bag seal numbers that...
  • Wisconsin - Supreme Court Recount to be Completed by May 9th

    04/25/2011 4:07:24 PM PDT · by Jean S · 15 replies
    620wtmj ^ | 4/25/11 | AP
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- State law requires the recount in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race to be completed by May 9. The recount will begin on Wednesday. County election clerks asked questions to members of the Government Accountability Board during a conference call meeting Monday to outline details of the recount
  • Recount unnecessary (in Prosser v. Kloppenburg)

    04/20/2011 9:23:08 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal ^ | 4-20-2011 | Editorial
    Recount unnecessary EditorialApril 20, 2011JoAnne Kloppenburg certainly had the right to ask for a statewide recount on Wednesday. But we had hoped that she wouldn't - and the state would be better off if she hadn't. We understand the motivation. The final county-by-county canvassing of the state Supreme Court election revealed that Justice David Prosser won a narrow victory, a reflection of how polarizing the new governor and his policies have become. The heat generated by the controversy over those policies most likely spurred the significant turnout for a spring nonpartisan election and a 7,316-vote win for Prosser - less...
  • WI - State elections watchdog satisfied with Waukesha Cty's final canvass - possible recount pending

    04/19/2011 3:01:06 PM PDT · by Jean S · 42 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 4/19/11 | Laurel Walker
    <p>The state's top election watchdog agency has satisfied itself that results certified by Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus for the April 5 election are consistent with totals reported by municipalities, though "a few anomalies" were found in a four-day investigation.</p>
  • Potential Wisconsin recount would cost local governments money, manpower

    04/15/2011 12:01:42 PM PDT · by Sopater · 7 replies
    Watchdog ^ | April 14, 2011 | Kevin Lee
    MADISON — As election canvassers in Milwaukee County continue to tabulate the results from the April 5 state Supreme Court race, the question still looms — will there be a recount? Milwaukee County is the last of the state’s 72 counties to submit its vote totals to the state government. Once Milwaukee County submits its canvassed results to the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, the candidates — incumbent Justice David Prosser and assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg — will have three days to decide whether to petition for a recount. Submitted results from 71 counties show Prosser leading Kloppenburg by a...
  • Dems Call For Investigation Into 2006 Van Hollen Race Vote Totals

    04/14/2011 8:29:15 PM PDT · by bigbob · 12 replies
    WTMJ TV 4 Milwaukee ^ | 4-14-11 | WTMJ News Team
    Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate has asked the Government Accountability Board to investigate the vote totals in Waukesha County that showed an apparent discrepancy in the 2006 statewide election. Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen won that election by 9,000 votes. The apparent discrepancy involves 17,000 votes. Tate said that the situation is similar to the current issue in Waukesha County concerning the current Supreme Court race. 14,000 votes from Brookfield were not saved in the final total on election night earlier this month. After it was discovered, the unofficial lead in the State Supreme Court race shifted from...
  • Act Blue Starts WI Supreme Court Recount Fund

    04/08/2011 5:20:44 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 14 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/8/11 | Aurelius
    Isn't it interesting that, from April 5 to April 6, Democrats and liberals were screaming that there was no fraud in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race? This despite evidence of vote shredding and Democrats getting high school kids to counts votes. Disgraced "film" maker Michael Moore even declared: But then, that wasn't true. In fact, because of a clerical error committed in Waukesha, Prosser had lost thousands of votes. When it was found and rightfully corrected, that's when the Left started to scream. Did they scream when Prosser was under-counted? No. Did they stop screaming when a Waukesha Democrat confirmed...
  • Prosser v. Kloppenburg

    04/07/2011 1:23:46 PM PDT · by Sopater · 3 replies
    The Silly Season ^ | April 07, 2011 | Wallis
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court election which pitted conservative incumbent David Prosser against Joanne Kloppenburg is heading towards a recount, which is a nightmare scenario for the perception of the judicial branch as an impartial mediator. Courts are typically involved in overseeing election recounts as candidates file legal challenges to the execution of the recount, which can at times deviate from the stated recount procedures. These lawsuits are an integral part of close elections, no less important or legitimate as campaigning. With nearly 1.5 million votes cast for either candidate, only 204 ballots currently separate Prosser and Kloppenburg, with the challenger...
  • The Pied Piper of Voter Fraud

    04/06/2011 5:50:22 PM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 5 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | April 6, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    One of the current hot button issues in Minnesota is Voter ID. There are bills in the state house and the state senate which would modernize registration and record keeping, and require photo identification at the polls. Critics of the plan speculate it may disenfranchise voters in peculiar situations, such as women living in domestic violence shelters. Such criticism only accounts for one kind of disenfranchisement, access to the polls in unusual circumstances. It ignores the extent to which voters are currently disenfranchised by the fraud enabled by the system. In Minnesota, we have an unholy trinity of provisions which...
  • 1,850 municipal clerks another complication

    04/07/2011 2:43:06 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 20 replies
    the Journal Sentinel ^ | April 6, 2011 | By Jason Stein and Larry Sandler
    Madison - With the largest number of local clerks of any state in the nation, Wisconsin's Balkanized system of running elections could make for an epic statewide recount, experts said Wednesday. And with a possible legal challenge lying beyond the likely recount, any irregularities with local ballots now could feed into potential courtroom debates later. With 1,850 elected or appointed municipal clerks who administer elections at the local level, Wisconsin has roughly one-fifth of all such clerks in the nation, said Doug Chapin, director of Election Initiatives at the Pew Center on the States in Washington. That will complicate any...
  • State Election News: All votes in: Kloppenburg leads unofficially by 219 votes, recount is next

    04/06/2011 12:30:19 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 128 replies
    Pierce County Herald ^ | 3-6-2011 | News report
    State Election News: All votes in: Kloppenburg leads unoffcially by 219 votes, recount is next Wisconsin News Votes from the final precinct to be counted in the Wisconsin State Supreme Court race are in and tallied and with all the votes and precincts counted across the state, JoAnne Kloppenburg finishes with an unofficial lead of 204 votes over incumbent justice David Prosser. The final precinct to be counted was the Town of Lake Mills in Jefferson County. Problems with the tally sheets delayed the vote count last evening until just before noon this morning. Prosser has said he will ask...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Race : Statewide recount would be first in more than 20 years

    04/06/2011 10:37:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 04/06/2011 | Jason Stein
    Madison — The state Supreme Court race for now has all the hallmarks of the first statewide recount in more than two decades. Kevin Kennedy, head of the Government Accountability Board, which administers state elections, said a candidate can request a recount at no cost to the candidate if the margins of a race are within one-half of 1%. With all but a handful of the precincts reporting Wednesday morning, challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg led incumbent Justice David Prosser by a little more than 300 votes. With a statewide vote total of nearly 1.5 million in that race, the margin separating...
  • Court Decision Gives GOP Control of Senate

    12/22/2010 7:26:08 PM PST · by metmom · 20 replies
    WXXI ^ | 2010-12-20 | Karen DeWitt
    The state's highest court ruled in the final disputed State Senate race in the seventh district on Long Island, and the decision means Republicans will once again control the Senate in January. The Court of Appeals agreed with two lower court decisions, and denied Democratic Senator Craig Johnson, a recount in his race against GOP challenger Jack Martins. Johnson had been trailing by 451 votes. The case is also important because it is the first time the State's high court has had to issue a ruling on the recounting of ballots under the new optical scan voting machines, used statewide...