Monday, April 18, 2011

Democracy is now "frivolous" in WI?

JoAnne Kloppenburg has until this Wednesday to exercise her democratic right and file for a recount in her Wisconsin Supreme Court race against Walker buddy incumbent David Prosser. Prosser's camp is already saying a recount would be "expensive" and "frivolous."

Kloppenburg is the Assistant Attorney General and Teamster-endorsed candidate who was up by 206 votes until two days after the election, when 14,000 votes mysteriously appeared, putting Prosser in the lead by 7,316.

Prosser's attorney said he'd object legally if Kloppenburg makes the request, which he called "frivolous."

Here are just a few good reasons why there should not only be a recount, but a full federal investigation of voting practices in this election:
  • Prosser had lost until Waukesha County hack Clerk Kathy Nickolaus "found" an entire city's votes, which put Prosser ahead.  
  • Nickolaus kept the county results on her own personal computer, rather than upgrade to a new data system that was being used statewide and said she forgot to hit "save."
  • The mistake wasn't disclosed publicly for at least 30 hours.
  • Nickolaus was a former eight-year employee of David Prosser and had previously been involved in a criminal probe of Wisconsin Republicans.
  • Nickolaus had been criticized in the past for her questionable vote counting practices.
The vote was a clear referendum on Koch whore Gov. Scott Walker's anti-worker agenda. Nineteen counties that voted for Walker in the 2010 election flipped and went to Kloppenburg. Walker certainly noticed. Even if he has been busy lately polluting Wisconsin's waters, with Prosser's help.

The vote margin allows for Kloppenburg to request a free statewide recount.