JoAnne "I'm ecstatic" Kloppenburg has wasted the taxpayers' money by dragging Wisconsin through a ridiculous recount. It was a selfish act.
The woman did not have the good judgment nor the strength of character to stand up to the Democrats and her union allies and refuse to participate in this senseless, joke of a recount.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
With the recount in the April 5 Supreme Court race now complete in every county but Waukesha, JoAnne Kloppenburg has sliced a mere 355 votes off Justice David Prosser's lead of 7,316 votes, underscoring the extreme odds against Kloppenburg emerging victorious in the fiercely contested judicial contest.
In effect, Kloppenburg would have to gain 6,962 votes in one county - Waukesha - after gaining a tiny fraction of that in the recount of all the state's other counties.
In those 71 counties recounted so far, Kloppenburg has made a net pick-up of one vote for every 3,873 votes cast.
In Waukesha County, which Prosser won overwhelmingly, she would have to make a net pick-up of one vote for every 18 votes cast.
And that math actually understates the improbability of a successful outcome for Kloppenburg because about 30% of Waukesha County has already completed the recount process. So far, there's a net gain of 18 votes for Prosser, according to the latest figures posted Monday night by the state's Government Accountability Board.
As for the Waukesha recount changing the outcome at this point, "the probability is not close to zero - it is zero," said Ken Mayer, a University of Wisconsin political scientist who is a consultant to the Prosser recount team. "It just isn't going to happen."
The Kloppenburg campaign said Monday that judgment is premature.
Oh, good Lord!
This is insane.
JOANNE KLOPPENBURG LOST. JUSTICE DAVID PROSSER WON.
I wonder what Kloppenburg's concession speech will be like.
She can't concede with grace. That possibility went out the window when she made taxpayers' foot the bill for her utterly pointless recount. Her accusations of "anomalies" and "irregularities" couldn't be sleazier.
"I get the math," said Melissa Mulliken, who ran Kloppenburg's campaign. But she said the Kloppenburg campaign believes there are enough serious questions about the way ballots were handled - she called them "significant anomalies" - that it will make a decision after the recount is over about whether to pursue a legal appeal.
...[Prosser attorney Daniel] Kelly said he was concerned Kloppenburg would challenge the results no matter what, leading to months of appeals. Prosser's seat on the court will become temporarily vacant if a winner isn't declared by Aug. 1. There are six other justices on the court, and they are often evenly split over the most contentious issues.
Kloppenburg said it was premature to say whether she would challenge the results of the recount in court.
I will be so pissed if Kloppenburg appeals the results. I am preparing to be pissed.
THAT IS NOT WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE.
Imagine the news conference when Kloppenburg announces she will appeal. Picture her at a podium crowded with microphones. Can you see her face and hear her voice as she says she will not give up AGAIN?
Oh, my God!
Although I'm sure Democrats and union bosses are pulling puppet Kloppenburg's strings, I still blame her for this waste. SHE is responsible for the circus. SHE showed terrible judgment. SHE lacks decency. SHE is not wise.
It does prove Wisconsin voters made the right choice. Without a shadow of a doubt, Kloppenburg is not fit to sit on the State Supreme Court.