By the time the votes in Wisconsin’s State Supreme Court race were all counted the day after Tuesday’s big election, Big Labor candidate, Joanne Kloppenburg, had a 204 vote lead out of almost 1.5 million cast. Statistically this is zero and as today’s first round of county-by county recount tallies dribbled in, it looked as though the State of Wisconsin was in for a long, emotionally agonizing process. Just today, the lead managed to swing back and forth at least three times. First Kloppenburg was ahead, then Prosser, then Kloppenburg — all by as few as a dozen votes.
As of late this afternoon, though, that agonizing process appears to have come to an end. A clerical error has been discovered that nets sitting Supreme Court Justice David Prosser somewhere around 7500 votes and almost certain victory. The 14,000 votes cast in the overwhelmingly Republican City of Brookfield were counted election night, they just weren’t reported.
Unless a similar clerical-type error is found in an area as heavily Democratic as Brookfield is Republican, it’s impossible to imagine Kloppenburg prevailing. The best news for Prosser is that the heavily liberal Dane County (Madison) is already over 60% done with their recount and Kloppenburg’s only picked up a total of 12 votes.
The other outlier is the heavily Democratic Milwaukee Country, but again a clerical error of this kind is a freak happening and unlikely to be recreated anywhere else.
Furthermore, sources tell me that the person responsible for this reporting error, Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus, is famous for her incompetence and her stubborn refusal to give up an old personal computer in favor of a newer system that wouldn’t cause these kinds of problems. The win-win might be Prosser winning the election and Nicklolaus finally being relieved of her duties.
Look for an explosion of liberal rage over this, the least of which will be lawsuits. Big Labor, the White House and Big Crybaby Public Employees went all-in on this election in the hopes that replacing Prosser with a left-wing judicial activist like Kloppenburg would be their judicial activist firewall in stopping Governor Scott Walker’s reform programs — a program we now hope will include a Voter ID law.
Should Prosser prevail — and I think he will — I’m more than a little thrilled it happened like this. On election night, the race was already too close for the Left to honestly claim they had won some kind of referendum against Walker, but for them to believe Kloppenburg’s won and to have all that sinister joy and pleasure stripped away by a clerical error — that’s got to be agonizing.
But after all the emotional turmoil these pro-union bastards have put my home state through, an agonizing loss is exactly what they deserve.