Ruling Overturning Parts of Wisconsin Anti-Union Law Likely to Be Short-Lived

By: Saturday September 15, 2012 7:49 am

Don’t expect yesterday’s Dane County court ruling overturning sections of Wisconsin’s anti-union law to remain operative for long. The ruling by Judge Juan Colas voids the law for city, county and school workers on the grounds that it violated the workers’ constitutional right to free speech, free assembly and equal representation. It singles out public [...]

Republican Calvinball Watch: WI State Supreme Court Republicans Dissolve Ethics Case By Recusal

By: Tuesday August 14, 2012 10:15 am

Here’s an ingenious example of using a system to your advantage. You may remember David Prosser. He’s the Wisconsin Supreme Court justice who won a re-election campaign when a clerk in Waukesha County “found” a bag of ballots at the last minute. He also made headlines for grabbing his fellow state Supreme Court justice by [...]

Checking in on the Wisconsin Recall Elections

By: Thursday July 7, 2011 1:36 pm

Washington depresses me. What’s going on in Wisconsin? Outside of the awesome 25-foot David Prosser Who Will Choke You balloon, there are recall elections quickly approaching. To catch you up, here’s the schedule. July 12: Primary elections for 6 GOP recalls July 19: Two primary elections for Dem recalls, one general election August 9: General [...]

Wisconsin: In Prosser Choking Allegation, Both Sides Digging In

By: Monday June 27, 2011 6:17 am

The allegation that Wisconsin state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser grabbed a colleague by the neck has devolved into a he said/she said. Prosser has denied choking Justice Ann Walsh Bradley prior to a ruling on the anti-union law, but Justice Bradley has confirmed the report. “The facts are that I was demanding that he [...]

Reports: Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Prosser Choked Colleague Before Anti-Union Decision

By: Saturday June 25, 2011 11:36 am

David Prosser, just re-elected to another 10-year term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court in a tight election, allegedly “grabbed fellow Justice Ann Bradley Walsh by the neck” prior to the release of the hasty ruling on the anti-union bill, which the court eventually upheld. Details of the incident, investigated jointly by Wisconsin Public Radio and [...]

Six Recall Elections Against Republican State Senators Approved in Wisconsin

By: Tuesday May 31, 2011 11:13 am

Today, the Government Accountability Board approved three more recall petitions against Republican state Senators in Wisconsin. All six petitions which have been filed have now been approved. Sens. Alberta Darling, Rob Cowles and Sheila Harsdorf join Dan Kapanke, Randy Hopper and Luther Olsen in facing recall. There are two outstanding questions – the three petitions [...]

Recall Elections Secured for Three Wisconsin Republicans

By: Monday May 23, 2011 12:22 pm

The Government Accountability Board, the overseer of statewide elections in Wisconsin, threw out most challenges to recall petitions for three Republican state Senators. This means that the recall elections will almost certainly go forward in those three races, against Sens. Dan Kapanke, Luther Olsen and Randy Hopper. Kapanke, Olsen and Hopper were the first three [...]

Kloppenburg-Prosser Recount Will Be Performed Partially By Hand

By: Friday April 22, 2011 7:25 am

Because of older technology in some computing tabulation machines related to the state Supreme Court election in Wisconsin, JoAnne Kloppenburg and David Prosser’s campaigns agreed to a hand recount in parts of 31 counties. In those counties, if the recount were done electronically, the original voting data would have to be erased, an unfavorable scenario. [...]

Wisconsin: Kloppenburg Files for Statewide Recount in State Supreme Court Race

By: Wednesday April 20, 2011 2:05 pm

In a bit of a surprise, assistant US Attorney JoAnne Kloppenburg has filed for a statewide recount of the Wisconsin state Supreme Court election, according to the Government Accountability Board, which oversees the process there. At the end of the official canvass, Republican Justice David Prosser had a 7,316-vote lead out of 1.5 million ballots [...]

Dem Canvass Board Member in Waukesha County Speaks Out

By: Tuesday April 12, 2011 7:45 am

The surprise vote tally in Waukesha County for the Wisconsin state Supreme Court election is still being investigated by the Government Accountability Board, which oversees elections in the state. The director, Kevin Kennedy, told WisPolitics that “We don’t see, at this point, any criminal activity, but we certainly see practices that need to be changed [...]

More Investigations Called for in Mystery of the Found Votes in Wisconsin

By: Friday April 8, 2011 10:28 am

Dan Fejes at Pruning Shears has the simplest explanation for why Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus’ contention about failing to save in Microsoft Access is illogical. Nickolaus has made this the culprit for why 14,000 votes just turned up two days after the election when they weren’t initially in the unofficial totals. It’s a wonkish [...]

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