April 20, 2011

"Kloppenburg to announce recount decision at 4 p.m."

I hope she'll give a gracious concession speech.

Should Kloppenburg ask for the recount?
No, but she will.
Yes, but she won't.
No, and she won't.
Yes, and she will.

  
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UPDATE: 4:00 Central Time, of course. I'll be in class until 4:50, but Meade will be covering the event, so go into the comments to see what he's got to say.

UPDATE 2: Kloppenburg has called for a statewide recount. Video to come.

UPDATE 3: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg requested Wednesday a statewide recount - the first in 22 years - to check the results in the April 5 election for state Supreme Court race she lost to Justice David Prosser, the Government Accountability Board said....

Kloppenburg also called on the board to appoint a special investigator to probe the "actions and words" of Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus.

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t-man said...

From the beach here in Ambergris Caye, Belize, I just wanted to re-post my comment from Althouse's earlier "gracious" post:

I predict that whatever speech she gives, it won't be gracious. More likely, she will refer vaguely to problems with the election and suggest that she really won.

wv: malise - a suitcase from the Carter era.

Titus said...

And don't get me started with the fattys in Wisconsin. You can't swing a cat without hitting a Precious look a like.

And some of them have kids.

I am like, someone actually fucked you?

DADvocate said...

And don't get me started with the fattys in Wisconsin. You can't swing a cat without hitting a Precious look a like.

Too much cheese and beer.

Titus, many times you are the ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. A true original.

Titus said...

You can't see where their chin ends stomach begins or even see their camel toe because there is this huge piece of lard covering it.

It is just sad.

The Grand Inquisitor said...

"Having said that, I'll politely ask Garage: What is behind your name? "

Dale Earnhardt Incorporated, a company that makes race cars and competes with them, is called "Garage Mahal". I think some people use that term to describe garages converted into either really nice workshops or dens, but 99% of the time I've heard the term it is in reference to NASCAR.

I am not a Nascar fan, and I don't know if Garage was mocking those bitter clingers lefties are scared of, but I've heard that term many times from when I was in the Army (there are a lot of Nascar fans in the Army).

mjatherton said...

From a positive 204 mandate to a negative 7300. Sounds like Ms K. will be a winner to me.

The Supreme Court is becoming less about the law and more about the politics.

The Grand Inquisitor said...

"

But I'll also be naive here and say that I sure would like to see some civic responsibility on the part of the people involved and some acknowledgment that they are throwing away OUR money on this nonsense."

No more naive than my request Klopp doesn't try to take votes away from Prosser votes with some technicality.

Yes, these people are spending Wisconsin taxpayer money that is needed for other things. But these rules are in place for a reason. Once the election is underway, it's important to me that we just follow the rules, even if Klopp's choice in this case is very hard to defend in any way other than the legal sense. Obviously she lost the election, after all.

Garage can talk about this person he knows has been cheating elections for a decade, but that's just democrat lying and demonization again. I guess Klopp has signed on to that as well, which is no surprise. She's a POS, given her refusal to condemn that molestation victim ad.

What trash the democrats have become. They really have fallen a very long way. Sure, they were trash 100 years ago, too, but they somehow, sloppily, came out of that to this populist Bill Clinton wise guy thing. That's not saint-hood, but it seems to be that party has collapsed in on itself like a dying star since then.

Just less and less, yes more and more intense.

garage mahal said...

Same day registration is a joke. No voter ID is a joke.

There is virtually no fraud involving people voting twice in this country. There is virtually no fraud of people casting votes illegally. Unless you have data that show a proven x amount of ballots cast from ineligible voters?

The reason the GOP wants voter ID laws is to try and restrict people that they think would vote for Democrats, from voting.

Synova said...

Only no one can explain why showing an ID restricts anyone.

Funny, that.

EDH said...

Titus, back in Massachusetts.

All is right with the world.

kimsch said...

More votes counted than votes cast in Milwaukee a few years ago?

If someone wants to be able to vote they should be able to get out ahead of time and register. If someone wants to vote they should be able to provide a photo ID. They need one for cashing checks, renting videos, opening bank accounts, and a myriad of other regular tasks.

wv: bilop

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Patrick said...

Thanks, G.I. More proof I need to get out more. I thought the name was unique to the neighborhood! Ha. Garage, if your story is more interesting, I'd love to hear it.

EDH said...

Titus, back in Massachusetts.

All is right with the world.

Meade said...

So. Now we know.

This is all Titus's fault.

It is now clear that one year ago he breezed in to Madison, started swinging his dead cats around which stirred up all this rancor in what was once a friendly hard-working bipartisan population of diverse cooperative good people.

Now Wisconsin is coming apart at the seams and it's all because this east coast Titus character is prejudiced against our colors and our body types.

You know, there was a time when a troublemaker like Titus would've been tarred and feathered and run out of town on a rail. And then we would have all had a beer together, joked, laughed, and then proceeded to forget we ever even knew him.

Chef Mojo said...

@garage:

The reason the GOP wants voter ID laws is to try and restrict people that they think would vote for Democrats, from voting.

Every time a liberal makes that statement about voter ID, I respond by asking, "How?" And the liberals usually give me a blank look.

Care to answer that, garage? How would voter ID restrict people from voting? If you're eligible to vote, then you're eligible to have some sort of ID. In my experience, people who don't have ID of some sort - or have forged ID - are not eligible to vote. I have no problem with restricting the votes of those who are not eligible to vote.

In Virginia, we show ID to vote. Doesn't seem to keep us from having a couple of Democrat senators, does it?

Patrick said...

Now come one Meade. Seems someone else recently breezed into town. Madison was pretty calm until recently. Just sayin...

Titus said...

Meade, I will have you know I voted for Walker.

Seriously. I am not not union thug. I am all about big business, seriously. That's where I get my fat paychecks.

Don't blame me.

Titus said...

Actually all this shit did start when I came to Wisconsin in October.

Coincidence???????

I am proud to say I am no member of any party or group or organization.

Never been to no gay pride parade or political event or anything.

I hate crowds.

You will find me hanging out with a beautiful stud though....My dog. I am a major dog and animal lover.

A little girl in my building the other day, who I think was visiting someone, told me she is a friend of animals, after she was petting my amazing, beautiful, kind and trusting clumber. I fucking loved her for saying that. I told her that makes you a very good girl...but not in some weird sexual way.

Titus said...

To be honest with you... I kind of hate other gays too.

It's my insecurities.

A friend of mine once said that if you ever turned off the music in a gay bar all you would hear is the sound of one big "thuuust". You know that noise you make when you put your tongue to the roof of your mouth to express disgust.

Titus said...

Althouse and Meade I apologize for making a comment in an earlier post. It was disrespectful, mean and wrong.

I hope you can accept my apology and know that I think both of you, YES both of you, are cool.

This is the only blog I post to and I don't want to fuck it up.

And Palladian, if you are reading, I apologize to you as well, for any nasty comments I ever said to you. I actually always read everything you write because you are witty (natch), direct, and don't take any shit.

Titus said...

You can get a Maple Bacon Sundae at Dennys.

Yes a sundae with bacon.

kimsch said...

Titus,

There's almost nothing that can't be made better with bacon (or butter)...

hombre said...

The reason the GOP wants voter ID laws is to try and restrict people that they think would vote for Democrats, from voting.

It's clear how voter ID will stop people who are not eligible to vote. How, exactly, will voter ID stop people who are legally entitled to vote?

More Dem BS.

Revenant said...

There is virtually no fraud involving people voting twice in this country.

We don't know how much voting fraud there is in this country, because most areas neither check ID nor validate the people who supposedly registered.

Anyone against voter ID either knows fraud is helping their party or suspects it is. No exceptions.

Revenant said...

"The reason the GOP wants voter ID laws is to try and restrict people that they think would vote for Democrats, from voting."

How would voter ID restrict people from voting?

Mojo, I think you and garage are talking past each other.

Your position is that voter ID only prevents frauds and criminals from voting. Garage's position is that it only stops people who want to vote for Democrats from voting.

I don't see where the disagreement is, there. Aren't you basically both saying the same thing? :)

The Grand Inquisitor said...

Yep, Revenant sees through Garage's weaselling.

The GOP doesn't want election fraud. Or another way to put it, they want to suppress illegal votes. Democrats react to an obviously neutral measure to restrict fraud as targeted towards them because they believe they benefit from those votes.

Revenant said...

I wouldn't go so far as to say "the Republican Party doesn't want election fraud". The Republican Party pulls its fair share of bullshit too.

But the trick of registering zillions of "voters" and then making sure nobody can check which ones are legit? That's a Demo trick. They've got the boots on the ground (ACORN, et al) to pull it off. Republicans mostly focus on trying to discourage real voters from voting (e.g., passing out flyers in black communities telling them to vote Wednesday instead of Tuesday).

Michael said...

Garage: "The reason the GOP wants voter ID laws is to try and restrict people that they think would vote for Democrats, from voting."

Just like the Federal government is trying to keep poor people from traveling by requiring passports and states black people from driving by requiring insurance. Which is nothing compared to retailers asking for ID when they take a credit card. It's those Evil Koch Brothers.

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