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 [...]

Kloppenburg Seeks Open Records Request from Waukesha County

By: Friday April 8, 2011 5:45 am

JoAnne Kloppenburg, now behind by around 7,000 votes in the closely contested state Supreme Court race in Wisconsin, has filed an open records request seeking all documentation surrounding the sudden discovery of 14,000 votes in Waukesha County by the right-wing County Clerk on her home PC: “Wisconsin voters as well as the Kloppenburg for Justice [...]

Waukesha County Clerk Finds Votes for Brookfield on Her PC, Adds Over 7,500 Votes to Prosser’s Total

By: Thursday April 7, 2011 5:30 pm

In a dramatic turnaround in a state Supreme Court election full of dramatic turnarounds in Wisconsin, Waukesha County’s clerk has announced that due to human error, vote totals for the city of Brookfield had not been included in the final totals for her county. The resultant addition added a net of 7,583 votes to David [...]

Prosser Pulls Back Into Lead in Nailbiter in Wisconsin UPDATE: Kloppenburg Gains Back

By: Thursday April 7, 2011 1:54 pm

When JoAnne Kloppenburg declared victory yesterday in the Wisconsin state Supreme Court race, that was based on unofficial results compiled by the AP. They were subject to slight alterations, but with a spread of 204 votes among 1.5 million cast, even slight alterations could change the outcome of the race. And some changes in Winnebago [...]

Kloppenburg Declares Victory by 204 Votes in Wisconsin

By: Wednesday April 6, 2011 1:14 pm

JoAnne Kloppenburg, the unheralded Assistant US Attorney who just a few weeks ago didn’t seem to have much of a chance in a state Supreme Court election against a longtime Republican stalwart, declared victory today in the election, after all precincts on an initial count showed her leading by 204 votes out of 1.5 million [...]

Kloppenburg Takes Razor-Thin Lead of 224 Votes with One Precinct Left UPDATE: Now 235

By: Wednesday April 6, 2011 9:54 am

The AP has the latest update on the Wisconsin state Supreme Court race. Every precinct has been tallied but one, and actually, looking at the county-by-county stats I don’t even see that precinct. Nearly 1.5 million votes have been counted. Here’s the total: JoAnne Kloppenburg 739,574 David Prosser (i) 739,350 Kloppenburg leads by 224 votes. [...]

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