Lib heads explode
Via Gateway Pundit:
A discrepancy has been found in the Winnebago County tally:
Winnebago County returns posted by the clerk’s office give Justice David Prosser 244 more votes there than JoAnne Kloppenburg compared to the results The Associated Press tallied.
Kloppenburg led Prosser in the final AP statewide tally by 204 votes.
Both candidates received more votes in the clerk’s office numbers than the AP tally. Prosser netted 710 votes for a total of 20,701, while Kloppenburg netted 466 votes for a total of 18,887.
Those numbers are not official and could still change. The county was working on its canvass today and tomorrow, according to the clerk’s office.
The clerk was participating in the canvass and not immediately available for comment.
Prosser now leads by 40 votes.
A tally compiled by The Associated Press Wednesday and used by news organizations statewide, including the Journal Sentinel, indicated Kloppenburg was leading the race by 204 votes. Figures on Winnebago County’s website are now different from those collected by the AP.
Winnebago County’s numbers say Prosser received 20,701 votes to Kloppenburg’s 18,887. The AP has 19,991 for Prosser to Kloppenburg’s 18,421.
The new numbers would give Prosser 244 more votes, or a 40-vote lead statewide.
An editor at the AP said the news service became aware of the discrepancy in the past hour. The AP last checked figures with Winnebago County at 10:14 a.m. Wednesday, according to the AP. The county adjusted its figures at 2:27 p.m.
Ace has….no additional information, but he does have an awesome flaming badger gif.
Democrats are trying to spin Kloppenburg’s tentative .013 percent win (recounts forthcoming) as a statewide rebuke of Governor Walker’s attempt to rein in public-sector-union bargaining power. Democratic state chair Mike Tate told Wispolitics.com the results showed Wisconsin had swung back to his side and “voters were rejecting Walker’s policies.”
Yet without the electoral bloodbath in Dane County, Prosser would have won Wisconsin by a comfortable 53.3 percent to 46.7 percent margin. The non-Dane County Prosser vote actually exceeds the 52.3 percent Walker received statewide in November. It wasn’t the state’s voters rejecting Walker’s agenda — it was Dane County’s government workers attempting to keep their paychecks intact.
A liberal commenter here actually called it an “overwhelming” victory. Obviously, this is a statistical tie, and we won’t have the final result for months.
Allahpundit reports that Madison is currently recanvassing, “so Prosser’s lead might be short-lived.”
This story just got much, much better:
In a political bombshell, the clerk in a Republican stronghold is set to release new vote totals giving 7,500 votes in the state Supreme Court race back toward Justice David Prosser, swinging the race significantly in his favor.
Ann Althouse noticed the discrepancy in the vote count, Tuesday night, and mentioned it in her reporting. Good eye.
Ace is gloating like a maniac.
So is Jim Hoft.
The Political Ticker reports that Klopps wants there to be an investigation:
Kloppenburg’s campaign released a statement committing to investigate the controversial vote counts saying, “Wisconsin voters as well as the Kloppenburg for Justice Committee deserve a full explanation of how and why these 14,000 votes from an entire City were missed. To that end, we will be filing open records requests for all relevant documentation related to the reporting of election results in Waukesha County, as well as to the discovery and reporting of the errors announced by the County.”
“We are confident that election officials in Waukesha County will fulfill these requests as quickly as possible so that both our campaign and the people of Wisconsin can fully understand what happened and why.”
Good grief, did she not watch the Waukesha County Clerk’s presser? It was all explained in minute detail, and the Waukesha Democrat who helped tabulate the vote, confirmed the new numbers.
Da TechGuy and some others have been doing some speculating about something I’m not devious enough to have thought of:
…in my opinion thanks to that error, the people who wished to say tweak the election reported the numbers that they did when they did in order to bring their candidate just over the line.
If the correct numbers had been reported the first time then I suspect we’d still have counties out to allow for further necessary “corrections”.
I would be so impressed if this were true:
Reader Stu Wagner writes: “My suspicious, cynical side says that the Republicans delayed the full count to flush out any Democrat tricks. God bless ‘em, I hope they’re just that smart.” I’d be very surprised if they were that smart. . . .
A gloaty Robert Stacy McCain speaking for a lot of us: Wound + Salt = ‘Hey, Liberals, How Are You Liking That Wisconsin Result?’
So when I’d stayed up until the wee hours Tweeting election results as they were updated, woke up five hours later to see Prosser hanging on to a slender lead, and then in the afternoon seen Kloppenburg declared the winner by 204 votes, I was ready to say, “To hell with Wisconsin.”
Write ‘em off. Screw those losers. Might as well be California.
But now? Yeah, that was beautiful. Way to go, Wisconsin GOP: Get the liberals all gloaty for about 24 hours and then break their little hearts.
The objective suck is now on the other foot.
Since Kloppenburg claimed victory with a mere 200 vote lead, will she show some class, and concede, now that Prosser’s ahead by a much larger margin?