David Prosser ally Kathy Nickolaus finds him 7,500 votes

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Now it's David Prosser who may claim victory over JoAnne Kloppenburg.
Democrat JoAnne Kloppenburg claimed victory the other day in the Wisconsin Supreme Court election, and Republicans promptly assumed her 200-vote margin of victory over Justice David Prosser was shady.

Which makes this new turn of events ironic.

Wakesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus, who previously worked for a state GOP caucus when it was controlled by Prosser, has discovered enough votes to give him a 7,500-vote lead in the race.

That is to say, as Mary Spicuzza of the Wisconsin State Journal points out, Nicklaus likely handed her former boss the victory.

Kathy Nickolaus worked for Assembly Republican Caucus when Prosser was Speaker. Caucus is controlled by speaker, so he is her former boss.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

"Human error," Nicklaus insisted at a press conference, near tears, of the whopping discrepancy between her original and subsequent vote tallies--and maybe her credibility.

Her critics point out she worked for the Assembly Republican caucus when it was shuttered after a scandal over state staffers doing campaign work on state time. And she raised eyebrows and hackles for taking the Waukesha County election computers off their network and housing them in her own office--for "security."

Now it's Democrats who say they're getting screwed in an election widely seen as a proxy fight over Gov. Scott Walker's controversial union-busting laws. Kloppenburg is demanding a full investigation.

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6 comments
DW
DW

The New York Times already determined that it's not fraud...just incompetence, which is to be expected from a public employee.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

What is wrong with our vote counting system?

Don't fret, Wisconsin has a Democrat as SOS.There is still a chance for some serious tinkering to flip this back again.Although, Doug assumed office before the George Soros SOS project took form, so the puppet master may not have his strings attached to Doug.

Hey look, I just found exactly 100 ballots in my trunk!

Joe Steelman
Joe Steelman

As a well-known Russian dictator used to say, "It doesn't matter who casts the votes, what matters is who counts them".

vitajex
vitajex

Oops, you slipped up there, Kirk.

A REAL Conservative would know that gerrymandering only works if you're doing it BEFORE an election, not after.

You might wanna go back and finish that copy of "Partisan Rhetoric 4 Dummies".

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

That hilarious! People clicked that they liked your comment vitajex.Problem is you failed to comment anything in regards to the article, you only attacked me. Perhaps I should start submitting to The Blotter. I know how to bring the hate, which brings the comments, which brings the revenue through advertising. I'm a CP win-win.

Oh ya, liberals being turned on by the hate, the CP demarat way. Do I give you a "tingly sensation up your leg"?My name says it all. I can be a "jerk" and you have to accept it , due to the fact I fully notify everyone to expect such.Besides, I can make you cry with a smile on my face. Then get a good nights sleep filled with pleasant dreams soaked with your tears. Finally come back tomorrow and do it all again. Hope the recipient of my attacks are like black labs and can "shake it off" we've lost a few CP regulars since I started posting 2 years ago. Cut them bit by bit, til eventually they bleed out.

"Partisan Rhetoric 4 Dummies", you say. Can I find that in the same location where Obama found his "Foreign Affairs for Dummies" or his "Economics for Dummies" books?

By the way vitajex, gerrymandering can't be done on a STATE WIDE ELECTION. That's ok though; I'm sure your oversized head, used to contain you enormous liberal brain, missed the more obvious mistake of my word usage mishaps.

Back to article topic-Well good news folks, Marc Elias, Al Franken's recount lawyer has been retained for Kloppenburg's campaign.

vitajex
vitajex

You, sir, are an interesting entity. I can only hope that my long-held suspicion that you are actually attempting a sort of Andy Kaufman-esque lampoon of Conservative commenters is correct.

Otherwise, I'm forced to admit that you are, without a doubt, the most bizarrely unhinged individual I've ever had the (mis)fortune to encounter.

The above comment reads like a poem by some Outsider-Art street poet. If your comments are some sort of artistic expression, I would recommend for you to divert that attention to something much more constructive than Internet trolling.

No one has ever questioned the 'jerk' part of your appellation, but I must protest the "Conservative" part. Your ideology is too inconsistent. Instead, I would suggest "Kirk the Contrarian Jerk". That is FAR more apt, from what I've seen from you.

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