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  • Last woman standing: GOP targets Sen. Baldwin as last statewide Democrat

    01/23/2017 4:43:54 AM PST · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    washington examiner ^ | January 22, 2017
    National and state Republicans think 2018 is the year they will essentially wipe Democrats out of Wisconsin. After their historic 2016 wins, Sen. Tammy Baldwin is the last Democrat left holding statewide office in the Dairy State and the drive to drum her out of office is already pushing highway speeds. Recent history is on Republicans' side: in 2016, Trump became the first Republican to win Wisconsin since Ronald Reagan in 1984; and Republican Sen. Ron Johnson — whose 2010 victory was considered a fluke — beat former Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold for the second time. After Republican Gov. Scott...
  • Gwen Moore to Attend Inauguration as 'The Resistance' (D WI)

    01/18/2017 5:19:05 PM PST · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    rollcall ^ | January 18, 2017
    Many Democrats are planning to skip Friday’s inaugural activities over their objections to President-elect Donald Trump, but not Wisconsin Rep. Gwen Moore.“As a proud Democrat, I want President-elect Trump to see me front and center as he’s sworn in,” Moore said in a statement Wednesday. “I want him to see exactly what his opposition looks like. When he sees me, I want him to see The Resistance.”Moore said she suspects Trump will use his inaugural address “to bypass Democrats and to push his extreme agenda with utter impunity” and that she refuses to be “a pawn” in that effort by...
  • Marquette students required to attend ‘social justice’ workshops

    01/18/2017 9:49:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | January 18, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    “Many professors” at Marquette University require their students to complete “reflection sessions” on race and privilege, strictly monitoring their attendance and participation. An online schedule and overview of the sessions asserts that “many professors have made attendance mandatory for their classes,” even noting that “attendance will be taken at each reflection session in order to inform professors of [their] participation.”
  • The campus left needs to stop whining

    01/17/2017 12:19:49 PM PST · by TBP · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 15, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    If ignorance is bliss, progressive kids at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are among the most blissful when it comes to the ABCs of free speech. The Student Coalition for Progress recently petitioned to have the campus Young Americans for Freedom chapter deemed a hate group and its members subjected to “intensive diversity training.” YAF, for the record, is largely a Reaganite bunch. But apparently spreading love of free markets and other conservative ideas creates “a hostile environment on campus.” Triggering the whiners was a visit from conservative columnist Ben Shapiro, who spoke about how “safe spaces” limit free speech —...
  • UW Students Plan to Duplicate Failure of Texas Sex Toy Protest Against Campus Carry

    01/17/2017 11:37:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies
    ammoland ^ | 17 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    <p>In 2016, students at the University of Texas at Austin staged a protest involving the public carry of sex toys. The protest was supposed to somehow change people’s minds about the exercise of Second Amendment rights on Campus. The protest made national news for a day or two. No discernible effect was noticed at any administrative or legislative level.</p>
  • Wisconsin's PSC also cut climate topics from site

    01/14/2017 5:41:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Jan. 13, 2017 | Lee Bergquist and Thomas Content
    In addition to the Department of Natural Resources, a second state agency has scrubbed information on global warming from its website For years, the Public Service Commission featured material devoted to climate change, including strategies designed to reduce Wisconsin's reliance on coal. Then, sometime after May 1, the agency eliminated its global warming web page. ... The PSC's former global warming web page featured, among other topics, links on the potential for development of wind turbines on the Great Lakes and exploring the potential for injecting carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants in the ground. Those topics can be still...
  • Sen. Tammy Baldwin: 'The system is rigged'

    01/10/2017 8:17:59 AM PST · by bigbob · 12 replies
    Madison dot com ^ | 1-8-17 | Lisa Speckhard
    Before the November election, Trump’s claim that the electoral process was rigged became a campaign rallying cry. Wisconsin Democrats are also saying the system is rigged — but they’re referring to the tax system and government official appointments. On two Sunday morning talk shows, Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Wisconsin state Rep. Dianne Hesselbein, D-Middleton, expressed their party’s determination to fight special interests, implement tax reform and, in Baldwin’s words, “(work) on behalf of Wisconsin’s working people.” On “Capital City Sunday,” Baldwin said the political system is rigged to benefit those at the economic top, and that Trump’s cabinet picks are...
  • DESPICABLE: Teacher bullies 9-year-old girl for deer hunting: “Killing animals is not what we do!”

    01/07/2017 7:22:15 AM PST · by bigbob · 82 replies
    Badger Pundit ^ | 1-6-17 | Badger Pundit
    The problem of left-wing public school teachers and administrators bullying school children for thinking and acting like normal Americans seems to be a continuing one. Two years ago Wisconsin talk-radio host Vicki McKenna, in a story which quickly went national, outed Wisconsin school principal Melissa A. Horn for bullying an 11-year-old boy, threatening to expel him for bringing a “virtual gun” to his virtual (i.e., home) school. His offense? Displaying a tiny picture of a gun, with an American flag, on the computer which he used only at home — an image viewable by no other student. See blog posts...
  • Milwaukee Police Chief Right: CCW Justifiable Shooting Increases Homicide Numbers

    01/05/2017 6:32:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 31 replies
    ammoland ^ | 30 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from Fox6now.com 63rd and Euclid in Milwaukee It was a dark and cold winter night on Tuesday, 27 December in Milwaukee, at 10 p.m. The sun had set more than three hours ago. There was no moon, but there was a cold breeze. The temperature held at 23 degrees. The blustery wind of the afternoon had dropped off. A 36-year-old Milwaukee resident was walking his dog in a secluded neighborhood. Street lights were far apart.Two teenage criminals were in a car, cruising for trouble. They found it. The armed teens attempted to rob the man. He had a...
  • Clinton makes GQ's list of least influential people

    12/21/2016 7:06:40 PM PST · by kevcol · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 21, 2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    Former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton made GQ magazine's list of 2016's least influential people. Drew Magary, who complied the "anger-fueled list of everyone who ruined our year," said he had no choice but to put Clinton on it. . . . "Would it have killed you to visit Wisconsin, Hillary? I know it's full of fat people and bad pretzels, but sometimes you gotta come out of your fundraising hole and kiss some babies," he quipped.
  • Wisconsin's red realignment

    12/20/2016 3:20:25 PM PST · by marsmanmd · 34 replies
    Washinfton Examiner ^ | 12/2016 | Salena Zito
    Eight years ago, Wisconsin Democrats were in the catbird seat; they held the Governor's office, the majority in both chambers of the state legislature, two U.S. Senate seats, five of the state's eight congressional seats and handed Barack Obama a rousing victory in the presidential election. So it's no wonder that Wisconsin's winning election night results for Republican president-elect Trump and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson were a bit of a jolt to most pundits' sensibilities; for years they have believed that Wisconsin was a deeply blue state, powered by the public sector unions, that traditionally supports Democrat candidates in a...
  • Walker asks Trump to allow Wisconsin to drug test food stamp recipients

    12/20/2016 1:16:18 PM PST · by kevcol · 79 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 20, 2016 | Kelly Cohen
    Walker has long supported drug testing food stamp recipients, a policy he and Republican lawmakers approved in 2015 that has since been blocked by a federal court. Federal law does not allow states to impose drug tests on recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, better known as food stamps. "We have been forced to delay our implementation and are optimistic your administration will give states like Wisconsin the flexibility to provide the accountability the taxpayers demand," Walker said in his letter.
  • Woman Snaps At Wisconsin Electors: "You Don't Deserve To Be In America! [straightjacket worthy]

    12/20/2016 10:49:37 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 77 replies
    Real Clear Politics -Video embed ^ | December 19, 2016 | Tim Harris
    Woman Snaps At Wisconsin Electors: "You Don't Deserve To Be In America!" "This Is Not America!" A woman lost control Monday afternoon when members of Wisconsin's electoral college delegation met to certify the results for Donald Trump. “You sold out our country,” the woman screamed at the electors, standing up. “Everyone of you, you’re pathetic. You don’t deserve to be in America.” The crowd responded by chanting: "Shame, shame, shame." "This is my America," the woman yelled. [About 8 times] MoveOn.org Executive Director Anna Galland said Monday evening that protests like this one were "a marker for what's to come."[snip]...
  • Watch: Liberals Meltdown After Wisconsin Casts Its Votes For Trump

    12/19/2016 8:59:27 PM PST · by nodwam · 104 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 12/19/2016 | Richard Saunders
    Demonstrators erupt after Wisconsin’s 10 presidential electors cast their electoral college ballots for Republican Donald Trump. They chant ‘shame’ in the background as one lady starts screaming at the electors.
  • Woman Snaps At Wisconsin Electors: "You Don't Deserve To Be In America!" "This Is Not America!"

    12/19/2016 12:02:42 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 112 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 19, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    A woman lost control Monday afternoon when members of Wisconsin's electoral college delegation met to certify the results for Donald Trump.
  • UW [Wiasconsoin] students petition to shut down YAF, punish leaders [ed]

    12/19/2016 9:22:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 16, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski
    Students at the University of Wisconsin, Madison are demanding that their school’s administration put members of a conservative club “through intensive diversity training.” An online petition being circulated by the school’s “Student Coalition for Progress” condemns the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter on campus for hosting Ben Shapiro, whom they claim has “used his following and nationally syndicated media presence to deny the realities of systematic and institutional violence against Black and Brown people, sexual assault survivors, Muslims, LGBTQIA+ people, people with low income[s], people with differing abilities, undocumented immigrants, and anyone that [sic] is systematically targeted along identity...
  • Transgender Student Tells UW-Milwaukee Chancellor to “F” Off After Yiannopoulos Speech

    12/14/2016 1:17:23 PM PST · by madprof98 · 61 replies
    Media Milwaukee ^ | 12/14/16 | NICOLE FRECHETTE et al.
    The UW-Milwaukee transgender student who was singled out by controversial speaker Milo Yiannopoulos sent an angry, expletive-laden filled email to Chancellor Mark Mone, accusing the chancellor of insulting her and engaging in “goddamn lip service.” “GO F-CK YOURSELF,” Adelaide Karen Kramer started the email, which she sent to the chancellor and 458 members of the university community on December 14, the morning after Breitbart editor Yiannopoulos spoke to a sold-out crowd in the Wisconsin Room at the UWM Student Union. Kramer was responding to an email that Mone sent to all students and faculty after Yiannopoulos’ incendiary speech. *** In...
  • Mail Truck Destroyed on I-94 (Wisconsin)

    12/14/2016 12:23:07 PM PST · by Sopater · 28 replies
    WXOW.com ^ | Dec 14, 2016 12:51 AM CST
    The U.S. Postal Service said all of the mail was destroyed in a Tuesday morning truck fire. The Wisconsin DOT said State Patrol was notified of semi fire on I-94 in St. Croix County near Hudson Tuesday morning. When officers arrived, the fire had spread to the trailer. The U.S. Postal Service confirmed the truck was carrying USPS mail and packages. The truck was taking them from the Twin Cities distribution center to Chicago. USPS said the load consisted mainly of Priority Mail packages originating in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. It may have also contained some First-Class mail. USPS said...
  • Geenen: Four years after Sandy Hook, let’s talk about gun violence (sneak attack barf alert)

    12/14/2016 10:13:14 AM PST · by rellimpank · 18 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 14 dec 2016 | Paul Geenen
    ---(snip)-- "Three of these discussions were held earlier this year, with participants sharing the goals of creating greater understanding and trust, reducing polarization, encouraging discussion and improving communication. Common ground has been identified, including agreement that penalties need to be raised for violations against our state’s concealed carry law. Several Republican state representatives and a local Republican elected official participated in these conversations, and we thank them for that."
  • Donald Trump Tells Paul Ryan at Wisconsin Rally: 'We're Going to Build the Wall Paul!"

    12/14/2016 6:01:03 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 69 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/13/16
    \ President-Elect Trump tells the crowd it's okay to say Merry Christamas.   He then talks about building the wall.   During Trump’s pointed towards Ryan and said, “We’re gonna build the wall, Paul” as the crowd erupted in cheers.   Which I am sure, had Paul Ryan freaking out.  LOL!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6zs2FyA3aU    
  • Jill Stein announces plans for leftover recount money

    12/14/2016 5:21:06 AM PST · by kevcol · 54 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 13, 2016 | Emily Schultheis
    With her three-state recount effort effectively over, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein on Tuesday announced her plans for what’s next: to ask donors which organizations should receive the campaign’s leftover money At latest count, Stein had raised $7.33 million for the recount in just 2.5 weeks, and from more than 161,000 donors. The campaign’s latest estimate of costs puts the total recount-related expenses at about $7.4 million -- meaning as of now, there would not necessarily be money left over.
  • Live Coverage: Donald Trump in West Allis (WI)

    12/13/2016 1:47:07 PM PST · by UB355 · 43 replies
    Mikwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 12/13/2016 | Facebook Live
    President-elect Donald Trump is set to speak Tuesday night at a rally at the Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center in West Allis.
  • Now what? Legislators planning changes to Wisconsin’s recount law

    12/13/2016 4:50:37 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 12-13-16 | M. D. Kittle
    Ten days after it began amid accusations of computer hacking and voter fraud, Wisconsin’s unprecedented presidential recall is over. Donald Trump, by 131 more votes than he originally claimed in last month’s general election. The certified recount confirms that Trump is the first Republican presidential nominee to win Wisconsin since 1984. The loser, her critics say, was definitely Jill Stein, the Green Party also-ran who dragged the Badger State into her computer hacking conspiracy theory. Stein, who finished fourth in the election with 31,006 votes, paid an estimated $3.5 million for the statewide recount – a costly and arduous process...
  • LIVE:Trump/Pence USA Thank You Tour 2016 at West Allis, WI State Fair Exposition Center at 7PM CT.

    12/12/2016 9:53:57 PM PST · by nikos1121 · 614 replies
    Tuesday, December 13, 2016: Join President-Elect Donald J. Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence for the USA Thank You Tour 2016 West Allis, Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center at 7:00 PM CT.
  • Wisconsin Recount Ends, Trump Picks Up 162 Votes

    12/12/2016 7:57:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    2016: The Race (Breitbart) ^ | December 12, 2016 | Breitbart News
    (AP) Republican Donald Trump’s victory in Wisconsin was reaffirmed Monday following a recount that showed him defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton by more than 22,000 votes. Wisconsin finalized its recount on the same day that a federal judge issued a stinging rejection of a Green Party-backed request to recount paper ballots in Pennsylvania’s presidential election and scan some counties’ election systems for signs of hacking. Green Party candidate Jill Stein successfully requested, and paid for, the Wisconsin recount while her attempts for similar statewide recounts in Pennsylvania and Michigan were blocked by the courts. Stein only got about 1 percent of...
  • Recount Efforts End: Trump Wins In Wisconsin, Pennsylvania

    12/12/2016 5:20:31 PM PST · by drewh · 44 replies
    Voice of America News ^ | December 12, 2016 6:30 PM
    <p>Trump's victory in Wisconsin was reaffirmed following a statewide vote recount that showed him defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton by more than 22,000 votes.</p> <p>Meanwhile, a federal judge issued a stinging rejection of a Green Party-backed request to recount paper ballots in Pennsylvania's presidential election and scan some counties' election systems for signs of hacking.</p>
  • Wisconsin Recount Finishes Up, $7M Finds 25 Votes for Hillary (+68 for Jill Stein)

    12/12/2016 1:09:51 PM PST · by drewh · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1 hour ago | By Avner Zarmi
    Seven million dollars. That’s approximately how much the total recount effort mounted by Green Party candidate Jill Stein will cost when one factors in the total costs of the Wisconsin recount, the abortive Michigan recount, and the legal expenses for Dr. Stein’s efforts in Michigan and Pennsylvania. With 65 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties now reporting completion and about 95% of the votes counted, the net result has been a gain of 25 votes for Hillary Clinton and 68 votes for Jill Stein. The counties reporting completion include the state’s two Democratic powerhouses, Dane County (in which the state capital, Madison,...
  • 2016 Wisconsin Presidential Voting Recount: An Exercise In Manual and Automated Futility

    12/12/2016 9:22:08 AM PST · by drewh · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8:01AM today | by Ed Morrissey
    If the state of Wisconsin didn’t finish its recount yesterday, it will almost certainly complete that task today — one way or another. By the end of the day on Saturday, precincts that had reported 91.32% of the original vote totals have completed their recounts. Ten precincts in the state had yet to report any results, plus the city of Milwaukee had still not reported their full results including all absentee ballot recounts. Unlike everywhere else in Wisconsin, Milwaukee counts their absentees in a central location and then reports the results back to the precincts for the final tallies. Remember,...
  • Wisconsin Recount Results Day 11: What’s Left to Count?

    12/11/2016 6:47:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Heavy ^ | 12/11/2016 | Jessica McBride
    Democratic stronghold City of Milwaukee and a few others. Hillary Clinton has only reduced Donald Trump’s lead by several dozen votes in the days of recounting, nowhere near enough to alter the election. Trump won Wisconsin by more than 22,000 votes. Green Party nominee Jill Stein paid at least $3.5 million in donated money for the recount.The latest spreadsheet released December 11 shows that the City of Milwaukee’s totals still have not been fully updated to include absentee ballots, even though the Milwaukee County Clerk told the news media the recount was completed on Thursday, December 8, and only minor...
  • Wisconsin Recount Results Day 11: What’s Left to Count (Milwaukee still holding absentees)

    12/11/2016 3:47:55 PM PST · by drewh · 59 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | 1 hour ago | Jessica McBride
    The Wisconsin Election Commission’s day 11 spreadsheet shows that almost every ward in the state has now been fully recounted – except for the Democratic stronghold City of Milwaukee and a few others. Hillary Clinton has only reduced Donald Trump’s lead by several dozen votes in the days of recounting, nowhere near enough to alter the election. Trump won Wisconsin by more than 22,000 votes. Green Party nominee Jill Stein paid at least $3.5 million in donated money for the recount. The latest spreadsheet released December 11 shows that the City of Milwaukee’s totals still have not been fully updated...
  • Breaking: Federal judge declines to end Wisconsin recount

    12/09/2016 11:41:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/09/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Two pro-Trump groups hoped to get a federal judge to end Wisconsin’s recount early, but Judge James Peterson put an end to those hopes rather quickly. The Associated Press had barely even reported the challenge when Peterson declined to intervene. The issue will become moot soon enough anyway: A federal judge will on Friday consider halting Wisconsin’s presidential recount.President-elect Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by more than 22,000 votes in the state. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein requested the recount to determine if election machines were hacked.Two pro-Trump groups, the Great America PAC and the Stop Hillary PAC,...
  • Wisconsin Recount Results Day 8: Trump Leads, Milwaukee a Mystery

    12/09/2016 6:47:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Heavy ^ | 12/09/2016 | Jessica McBride
    Day 8 of the Wisconsin recount followed the same pattern as the days that came before: Candidates won and lost votes, but nothing came close to altering Donald Trump’s November 8 victory.The Wisconsin Election Commission reported that Hillary Clinton was up a net 61 votes on day 8. That’s the figure that matters; however, that’s an insignificant number considering that Donald Trump leads by about 22,000 votes in Wisconsin overall. Green Party nominee Jill Stein spent $3.5 million on the Wisconsin recount.“The results of the election are not going to change in this recount,” Joe Czarnezki, Milwaukee County clerk said...
  • Wisconsin Held Hostage (Without Jill Stein taking votes away from Hillary, Trump would have lost)

    Stein has picked up a grand total of 60 votes or roughly $58,000 per vote seeing as she forked over $3.5 million for the recount. 60 x 58,000 = $3.48 mill How much did Trump spend per vote? Trump spent less than $5 per vote, Hillary Clinton's more than $10 per vote, with Trump spending $285.6 million for 59.21 million votes versus $609 million for 59.38 million votes for Clinton, according to OpenSecrets.org data and New York Times vote totals Wednesday ... http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/09/trump-won-america-spending-less-per-vote-than-a-sandwich/
  • Wisconsin Recount Results Day 7: Trump Leads After 70% Complete

    12/08/2016 7:51:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Heavy ^ | 12/08/2016 | Jessica McBride
    <p>The Wisconsin recount results show that Donald Trump has retained his lead after seven days of recounting ballots, with 70 percent complete.</p> <p>Trump/Pence originally led Clinton/Kaine by 22,177.</p> <p>“So far, not including the City of Milwaukee, Clinton/Kaine have gained 82 more votes than Trump/Pence, but still trail,” the Commission said.</p>
  • Recount results – Day 7 [Wisconsin]

    Statewide, Donald Trump has a net gain of 410 votes, Hillary Clinton has a gain of 492 votes, and Jill Stein has a gain of 60 votes.
  • Trump Picks Up Dozens of Votes in WI Recount [ Recount = Libs Agree We need Stricter Election Regs!)

    12/07/2016 2:42:08 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 32 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Dec 7,2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    By the end of the fifth day, and after more than 1 million votes were recounted, Trump grew his lead by just over two dozen votes.
  • Recounts barely making dent in election results; Trump gains in Wisconsin

    12/07/2016 8:10:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/07/2016 | By Andrew O'Reilly
    Statewide recounts in key 2016 battlegrounds are proceeding in fits and starts -- but doing little to change the math behind Donald Trump's victory. In Wisconsin, one of three states where Green Party candidate Jill Stein has sought a fresh tabulation, the president-elect has even gained on Hillary Clinton. The push for a recount in Pennsylvania, meanwhile, is awaiting a federal court's OK, and a similar effort in Michigan has run into new judicial turbulence. But while Trump narrowly defeated Clinton in all three states, the numbers trickling in look unlikely to call into question the Nov. 8 results. “In...
  • Wisconsin Recount Day 6: Will the State Finish on Time? Changes Number Only in the Hundreds

    12/06/2016 8:33:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Heavy ^ | 12/06/2016 | Jessica McBride
    The Wisconsin recount had almost entered its halfway mark on the morning of December 6. With the state’s 10 electoral votes possibly at stake, how close is Wisconsin to finishing its recount?Six of the state’s 72 counties had completed the recount and fewer than half of the state’s votes had been recounted as of the morning of December 6.Another 12 counties had not submitted any recounted returns, and the rest of the counties had submitted partial returns, according to the Wisconsin Election Commission day 5 spreadsheet (posted December 5.) Some of the counties with partial returns are close to finishing,...
  • The Wisconsin Recount Follies Continue

    12/06/2016 7:23:17 AM PST · by bigbob · 13 replies
    pj media ^ | 12-6-16 | Avner Zarmi
    On Day Five of the Wisconsin presidential election recount, as reported by Fox 6 News, a milestone has been reached. Over a million votes have now been recounted, and the recount effort is finished in six of the 72 Wisconsin counties. Donald Trump now has 20 fewer votes than he had at the close of the polls on November 8; Hillary Clinton also has exactly 20 fewer votes than she had at the close of the polls, so Trump’s margin of victory is literally unchanged. Gary Johnson (who came in third in the actual election) has gained 13 votes over...
  • Stein's Recount May Prevent WI, PA, MI Votes From Being Counted by the Electoral College

    12/05/2016 10:16:36 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 79 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11-27-16 | Jim Hoft
    Jill Stein is asking for recounts in an effort to nullify the electoral votes of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Federal law says that presidential recounts must be completed within 35 days after an election. Stein waited until 90 minutes before the Wisconsin deadline for filing a recount petition expired. All the votes have to be certified by December 13 according to a report on Friday. The electors meet on December 19. Wisconsin will almost certainly miss that deadline, since the last recount took more than a month. And that recount was for a state Supreme Court contest where only 1.5...
  • Wisconsin Recount Results Day 5: Trump still Holds Lead in Updated Totals

    12/05/2016 8:47:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Heavy ^ | 12/05/2016 | Jessica McBride
    Day 5 of the Wisconsin recount continued the pattern on previous days, as Donald Trump extended his Election Day lead over Hillary Clinton by a couple dozen votes.Trump leads Wisconsin by about 22,000 votes. So far, data from the Wisconsin recount as of December 5 shows that little is changing. The major candidates have each gained a smattering of votes in municipalities around the state as a variety of errors are found, but nothing has changed in significant enough numbers to upend the election. Not even close. Trump and Clinton have also each lost votes in communities throughout the state,...
  • Wisconsin Recount Results Day 4 & 3: Trump Grows Lead

    12/05/2016 7:09:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Heavy ^ | 12/05/2016 | By Jessica McBride
    Wisconsin recount returns for day 4 show that Donald Trump has continued to inch ahead of Hillary Clinton, gaining just over three dozen more net votes.The Election Commission does not add up recount returns when they come in, but, rather, places the raw numbers on a spreadsheet that includes each reporting municipality. Heavy has tallied the returns by county from the Election Commission’s day 4 spreadsheet (it also includes returns from days 1, 2, and 3.) The December 4 spreadsheet is updated with more new returns each day. Details on gained and lost vote counts per county are listed later...
  • First Day Of Wisconsin Recount Nets One Vote Change Between Trump And Clinton

    12/04/2016 10:06:47 AM PST · by Cheerio · 28 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | December 2, 2016 | Randy DeSoto
    The conclusion of the first day of Wisconsin’s recount in the presidential race has netted Hillary Clinton one vote. Currently, approximately 22,000 votes separate Clinton and winner Donald Trump. Trump garnered 1,404,000 (47.2 percent) votes to Clinton’s 1,381,823 (46.4 percent), while Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who called for the recount (now backed by Clinton’s campaign), took 1 percent of the vote or 31,006. Based on the first day of the recount’s results, it does not appear the candidates’ overall tallies will change much. Menominee County, home to the Menominee Indian Reservation, was the only one of Wisconsin’s 72 counties...
  • Wisconsin Recount Day 2 Totals: Trump Inches Further Ahead in Dec. 3 Numbers Update

    12/03/2016 3:32:34 PM PST · by bigbob · 44 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | 12-2-16 | Jessica McBride
    Wisconsin recount totals for day 2 show that Donald Trump has inched ahead by a couple additional votes. Three to be exact. The Wisconsin Election Commission posts recount data on a spreadsheet every day. The latest spreadsheet totals as of 1:30 p.m. CST on December 3 show that the recount isn’t changing much, although a smattering of errors have been found throughout the state. The candidates each lost and gained a smattering of votes in towns, cities, and villages that are reporting, so any losses were basically cancelled out. The Election Commission doesn’t tally the returns, but, rather, just posts...
  • Reinstituting earmarks could benefit region (BARF)

    12/03/2016 1:04:05 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Altonna Mirror ^ | November 27, 2016 | Altoona Mirror editorial board
    Earmarks again are a topic in Congress, and people in this part of Pennsylvania shouldn’t condemn them. Back in the 1970s, when highway construction was booming around the biggest population centers of the Keystone State, places like Altoona, Johnstown, Ebensburg and Bedford were told that once those projects were completed, work would begin on their roadway needs.But as the large-scale projects around Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Erie were completed, the promises that had been made to Blair County and other smaller-population areas, didn’t materialize because of alleged money shortages.The message seemed to be: “We’ll get to you sometime, but for...
  • First Day Of Wisconsin Recount Nets Hillary One Vote

    12/02/2016 4:34:55 PM PST · by simpson96 · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/2/2016 | Blake Neff
    The first day of Wisconsin’s presidential recount narrowed the gap between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President-elect Donald Trump by precisely one vote. Trump defeated Clinton in Wisconsin’s initial tally by about one percent, or just over 22,000 votes. Nevertheless, Green Party candidate Jill Stein (who finished a very distant fourth) is demanding a full recount after suggesting fraud or technological glitches may have swayed the results. In response to Stein’s demand, Wisconsin began recounting all its ballots Thursday. But the first results to emerge suggest the final tally will be rather close to the original one. Only...
  • Dems Are Stalling, Recount Will Not Be Completed, WISCONSIN WILL FORFEIT TRUMP VOTES

    12/02/2016 1:48:30 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 97 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/01/16 | Jim Hoft
    Wisconsin Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI) went on with Tucker Carlson tonight to discuss the recount in Wisconsin.   Duffy said Democrats and far left Green Party supporters are stalling the recount in Dane County Wisconsin, where Madison is located. The county is holding a hand recount. The recount will not be completed by the deadline on December 20th. Therefore, according to Rep. Duffy, the state will quite possibly be forced to forfeit their electoral votes.   This was the plan all along. Democrats knew they couldn’t make up 20,000 votes. But they also knew if they stalled on the...
  • Wisconsin Recount Update (Dec. 2,2016): Trump Loses 2 Votes; Stein Gains Most

    12/02/2016 1:16:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Heavy ^ | Updated 11:43 am EST, December 2, 2016 | Jessica McBride
    The first day of the Wisconsin recount is over, and, perhaps ironically (or not, depending on your perspective), it was Green Party candidate Jill Stein who gained the most votes in the updated returns. However, on December 2, according to the Wisconsin State Journal, a group of Donald Trump supporters asked a federal judge to stop the recount, saying it violates equal protection clauses because the state doesn’t have uniform standards for recounts and could miss the December 13 federal deadline for completing election results because of it. Stein’s vote tally increased by 17 votes (she went from 7 votes...
  • (Bill Some of it Later? Legal?) Wisconsin Officials Receive Recount Payment From Jill Stein

    12/02/2016 12:58:35 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11-29-16 | Meghan Keneally
    The Wisconsin Elections Commission announced that it has received the required payment from Jill Stein to start the presidential recount in the state later this week. The former Green Party presidential candidate previously submitted a petition for a recount in Wisconsin, and she paid the required $3,499,689 set by the commission via bank wire transfer, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission. The Wisconsin Elections Commission announced that amount as the required fee to start the recount process, but in its announcement today it noted that "there was an error in adding up figures" from the state's 72 county clerks, so...
  • Police not convinced that post-election ‘Suck it up’ note was hate crime, as college claimed

    12/02/2016 9:45:38 AM PST · by bigbob · 27 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 12-2-167 | Christian Montoya
    A Catholic college reported a crude Post-it note to city police as a hate crime because it told students to “suck it up” in response to Donald Trump’s election. First Amendment experts say that while Wisconsin’s Edgewood College can punish students for even constitutionally protected speech, it cannot seek to use police to punish such speech as a crime. And the police agreed. A spokesman for the Madison Police Department told The College Fix Thursday that a parole officer and detective already looked into the report and found “no immediate threat.” Hence, there’s no further case activity and “it’s not...