Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Election: Incumbent Supreme Court Justice David Prosser Picks Up 7,381 Votes as City of Brookfield Went Uncounted


If you thought that challenger attorney Joanne Kloppenburg had won the Wisconsin Supreme Court election … NOT SO FAST!!!

Breaking news out of  Wisconsin has incumbent Supreme Court Justice David Prosser picking up 7,381 votes. As reported at NRO, there was a  computer error in heavily Republican Waukesha County that failed to send election results for the entire City of Brookfield. The result was an additional pick up of  7,381 votes for Prosser.  It would appear that JoAnn Kloppenburg declared victory far too soon.

Pic: Justice Prosser.com

On election night, AP results showed a turnout of 110,000 voters in Waukesha County — well short of the 180,000 voters that turned out last November, and 42 percent of the county’s total turnout.  By comparison, nearly 90 percent of Dane County voters who cast a ballot in November turned out to vote for Kloppenburg.

Prior to the election, Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus was heavily criticized for her decision to keep the county results on an antiquated personal computer, rather than upgrade to a new data system being utilized statewide. Nickolaus cited security concerns for keeping the data herself — yet when she reported the data, it did not include the City of Brookfield, whose residents cast nearly 14,000 votes.

What a difference a day makes. From the unions spouting off yesterday of their victory over Walker and the GOP to finding out that their candidate just might have lost by 7000 votes.  So much for that Leftist populist movement. It would appear that the people of Wisconsin has spoke again and once again sided with the GOP.

Previously there was also a a discrepancy in Winnebago County as well according to JS-Online.

A tally compiled by The Associated Press Wednesday and used by news organizations statewide, including the Journal Sentinel, indicated Kloppenburg was leading the race by 204 votes. Figures on Winnebago County’s website are now different from those collected by the AP.

Winnebago County’s numbers say Prosser received 20,701 votes to Kloppenburg’s 18,887. The AP has 19,991 for Prosser to Kloppenburg’s 18,421.

The new numbers would give Prosser 244 more votes, or a 40-vote lead statewide.

UPDATE I: From WisPolitics.com,  The Waukesha County canvass netted Justice David Prosser more than 7,500 votes over JoAnne Kloppenburg. What a crushing blow to unions and the folks that are anti-Governor Scott Walker. As stated by OTB, if the 7500 votes for Prosser holds up, not only have the WI unions been dealt a crushing blow, Kloppenburg has also not only lost, but cannot challenge the election.

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  • Comments

    7 Responses to “Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Election: Incumbent Supreme Court Justice David Prosser Picks Up 7,381 Votes as City of Brookfield Went Uncounted”

    1. rightknight on April 7th, 2011 7:51 pm

      The need for constant vigilance for corrupt voting
      practices is even more important for 2012. The
      incredible machinations that shoehorned Al Franken
      into a position of ‘trust’ is a good example of
      passive oversight. Countries that are ruled by corrupt
      regimes don’t have to worry about being caught
      screwing with the voting results.

    2. rightknight on April 7th, 2011 8:39 pm

      Is it not true that anyone can wander over the
      state border into Wisconsin, sign up and vote
      the same day? If so, that’s likely the way an
      organized group (say unions or whatever) could
      end up stuffing the ballot box in their favor.
      Out of state taxpayers would not have much to
      gain as would across-state-line unions in an
      effort such as this.

    3. A Texas Grandfather on April 7th, 2011 9:56 pm

      I am glad to see that the people in Wisconsin are taking steps to carefully monitor the election results.

      With ACORN and SEIU plus their connection to the Democratic party, it is easy to steal an election in Wisconsin, Minnesota or Illinois.

      Governor Walker and the GOP need to make some major changes to the election law with an intent to prevent fraud.

    4. Greg the Great on April 8th, 2011 2:27 pm

      OOOPsss :-D

    5. yoyo muffintop on April 8th, 2011 5:00 pm

      A Republican activist who is a former employee of Prosser with a long history of questionable integrity and honesty, decided to keep all the voting data for a public election private for the entire county on an unsafe, out dated, personal computer, with no oversight whatsoever.
      Leaves out an entire city….and then two days later suddenly finds just enough votes to create a win for her former boss and keep a mandatory free recount from going forward?

      Uh huh, right

    6. Michelle Smith on April 9th, 2011 2:12 pm

      #5 I guess she must have taken lessons from the Democrats…ROFLMAO

    7. Wisconsin State Supreme Court Election: The Final Ballot Count has Prosser Defeating JoAnne Kloppenburg by 7,316 | Scared Monkeys on April 15th, 2011 6:04 pm

      [...] a reversal of fortune after it was discovered that many votes had never been counted from Waukesha County. The embarrassing result was Kloppenburg prematurely declaring victory. In [...]

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